Statute of Limitations in California Personal Injury Cases

Southern California car crashes occur every day, minor and others serious resulting in catastrophic injuries.

If the driver was drunk, drowsy, distracted, or just didn’t see you, then you have a right to pursue a legal case in order to receive financial compensation to pay for your medical bills, ongoing care, lost wages from time away from work, and more.

In California, the time period for bringing a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver is two years. This means that you have 24 months to file a claim with the court, per the California personal injury statute of limitations. Your case may get settled outside of court, or you may earn compensation as a result of a jury verdict. Keep in mind that there are some exceptions, which should be discussed with an attorney.

It is important that you do not file a lawsuit right away, as you may not have all the evidence gathered and could cheat yourself out of monetary compensation. However, it is crucial that you hire an attorney immediately, as he or she will be able to preserve the evidence, gather the proper information, speak with the insurance companies, and guide you through the process.

You have no time to waste after an Orange County car crash. Call a knowledgeable Southern California personal injury lawyer as soon as possible for the best chance of a successful outcome. A lawyer will know exactly when to file your claim with the court in order for you to seek the highest possible compensation for your case.

The Law Office of John P. Burns can help answer your questions and provide you with a free legal consultation. Call us at (877) 320-1338 to speak with an experienced Orange County personal injury attorney today. Also, download a FREE copy of our book, 9 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your California Vehicle Accident Case, and avoid costly mistakes after an accident.

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