Video: When should I file a personal injury lawsuit? | Reno, Nevada
Knowing when to file so that you can avoid the statute of limitations is essential if you want a chance at getting a settlement.
When should I file a personal injury lawsuit?
It’s not always necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit to settle an injury claim. However many defendants, including large insurance companies are not motivated to settle a claim unless the injured party is willing to file a lawsuit. For that reason, you want to reserve your right to sue, which means you must file with the court before the statute of limitations runs out. In Nevada that limitation is two years for personal injury.
The statute of limitations is a state law that sets a deadline for the time you have to file a lawsuit against the person who harmed you. If you fail to file by that date, you permanently loose your right to sue unless an extension applies to extend the deadline. The clock generally starts running on the date of the event that caused the injury.
As an experienced personal injury attorney, Matt Dion can explain the limited circumstances that may extend Nevada’s two year time limit.