Limits on Filing a Lawsuit

Is There a Time Limit for Me to File My Lawsuit?

Yes, every state has what is called a statute of limitations. You have a certain limited amount of time to file your case and every state is different. Also, when the statute of limitations begins to run varies by state. For some states, the clock starts running on a potential claim from when the consumer suffered the injury. In other states, the clock starts running when the consumer reasonably discovers the connection between his or her injury and the potential cause. Still, in other states, it is dramatically different.

In short, you must not wait to pursue your legal claim and if you do, your claim could be time-barred and the defendants will move to dismiss your case. Please call our attorneys to discuss the facts and applicable statute of limitations for your potential case because each state’s laws and the facts of each case are unique and determine when you must file.