A “statute of limitations” (SOL) is the timeframe during which you are allowed to file a particular type of lawsuit. If you do not file a personal injury lawsuit before the statute of limitations ends, you cannot pursue legal action against the negligent party who harmed you.
Determining how the SOL applies in your unique case can be complicated. The timeframe may vary depending on the exact type of case you have (e.g. medical malpractice, defective products, wrongful death, or general personal injury), and other factors.
Many people assume that as long as they speak with an attorney before the statute of limitations expires, they are clear to go ahead and file a lawsuit. This is not true.
Attorneys need as much time as possible to make sure that:
- A complete investigation is performed
- All medical records are received (can take months)
- All medical records are reviewed and marked up
- The firm can determine which experts are needed
- Experts have time to evaluate the case data
- The strongest possible case is built on your behalf
When it comes to personal injury claims, time is of the essence. The sooner you speak to an attorney after your accident, the more time we will have to investigate your claim, and the better your chances of success will be.
If you have further questions about personal injury claims in Minneapolis, please contact GoldenbergLaw today or call (800) 504-0281 to schedule a free case evaluation. We represent injured victims in Minneapolis and throughout the state of Minnesota.