In Ohio, you generally have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. Although two years might seem like a long time, we have seen far too many people miss this window and have their claims dismissed.
Do not wait to talk with an attorney after your accident. Civil litigation can take a long time in some cases - moving quickly is critical to success. Any delay could result in the weakening of your case. At The Keating Firm LTD., we represent clients in a range of injury-related claims in the Columbus metropolitan area. Call us at 866-836-HURT (4878) right away to talk with a lawyer.
"Statute of limitations" is a term that describes a time limit for certain types of legal actions. In civil matters like personal injury claims, there are different statutes of limitations for different types of claims. So, for example, most personal injury claims are capped off at two years while certain types of cases may have a shorter deadline. For example, claims for injuries resulting from assault and battery end after one year. The important point is to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as you can to get your case started, so you don't miss your window of opportunity to bring a claim.
Another important factor is the strength of your case. When you call a lawyer right away, your attorney will be able to collect and preserve evidence needed to prove your case. If you wait too long, evidence can be lost or destroyed, witnesses may be harder to find and they may tend to forget the details of what they saw.
Do not wait. Call 866-836-HURT (4878) or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Time is of the essence.