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The Importance of Statute of Limitations

After an accident, there are many actions to take. Depending on your health, your first line of action may be to see your doctor. Perhaps, your car is totaled and your focus is on finding transportation. Regardless of where your priorities lie, it’s common for people to contact a lawyer later rather than sooner. Unfortunately, this can be problematic because of the statute of limitations. Consequently, this blog will aim to explain the importance of limitations.

Purpose

Statutes of limitations are intended to protect people from false claims, and poor record-keeping. When most statutes of limitation laws were first established, victims could create a legal case decades after the initial accident. This was problematic because files were often destroyed and witnesses hard to find. Statute of limitations intended to provide justice quickly, and within a reasonable time frame from which the accident occurred.

Statue of limitation laws are intended to make personal injury cases faster and more efficient, but it’s easy for some cases to fall through the cracks. The best way to ensure your case is addressed is through early engagement.

Early Engagement

As mentioned, contacting a lawyer is likely not the first thing on your mind after an accident. While you should absolutely address your medical needs before seeking counsel, early legal engagement is the best way to ensure your case is addressed within the statute of limitations, Simply filing your case with an attorney will help keep your case relevant, and open.

Exceptions

In certain cases, the statute of limitations is flexible. Children and disabled people normally do not fall within the statute of limitations. Further, if injuries or health complications arise much later you still may have a case. Even if you believe your personal injury case is no longer relevant or within the statute of limitations, it’s smart to work with a lawyer. Find out what your options are with Andrew T. Brake, P.C.

Work with Andrew T. Brake, P.C., discover what your legal options are and how they are impacted by the statute of limitation laws. Andrew T. Brake, P.C. is a full-service law firm, addressing nearly any legal problem you may have. Work with a team of experienced, qualified professionals at Andrew T. Brake, P.C. You can reach us by phone. We look forward to working with you and pursuing the justice and representation you deserve.

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