The “statute of limitations” is the time period under Nevada state law you have has to pursue a legal claim against a person or business for a specific act that caused you injury. Different types of legal claims may have different time periods. It is critical that you file a lawsuit within the applicable time limit, or you might not be able to pursue a claim for compensation at all.
The Statute of Limitations in Car Accident Cases
If the driver who caused your accident doesn’t voluntarily agree to compensate the victim, you (the victim) can file a negligence claim against the other driver. The time period to pursue legal action in a Nevada car accident case is usually:
- Two years from the date of the accident for personal injuries.
- Three years from the date of the accident for property damages.
In some cases, the statute of limitations could be extended, or “tolled”. For example, if you did not experience any serious medical problems until long after the accident, it’s possible for the statute of limitations to be extended. In addition, exceptions are sometimes stated in statutes, but in other cases, the judge decides. Therefore, it is critical that you contact a personal injury attorney who is experienced handling car accident claims to fully understand the time period for pursuing legal action.
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If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you should take action as soon as possible. A witness’ memory is fresher right after the accident, and evidence—such as surveillance tapes—could be destroyed, lost, or taped over if you don’t pursue a claim early enough. No matter how serious your injuries, we’re here to help you understand your legal options and fight to get you the compensation you could be entitled to. Start an online chat to learn how we can assist you.