A statute of limitations is basically a limit on the time in which a lawsuit can be filed. For example, if you were a victim of a personal injury case 10 years ago, you would no longer be able to file a lawsuit pertaining to that injury because it was so long ago and the state of Virginia only permits these types of cases to be filed within 2 years from the date of injury.
Below are a list of the most popular types of cases that are handled by the Barrera Law Firm in Virginia and the statutes of limitations pertaining to them:
Wrongful Death – a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the date of death.
Personal Injury – a personal injury lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of injury.
Medical Malpractice – lawsuits against health-care providers must be filed within two years of the date of the act that gave rise to the claimed injury. If a minor is victim to medical malpractice and is under the age of 8, he has until his 10th birthday to file suit.
Product Liability – lawsuits must be filed within two years after the victim suffers the injury.
Minors under the age of 18 are a special case and sometimes the statute of limitations apply in unique ways that can only be understood and put to use by a skilled legal representative.
It would be a shame and perhaps a grave error to miss out on filing a case before its statute of limitations ends. If you are unsure whether your case has potential to be tried due to the statute of limitations, do not hesitate to contact the Barrera Law Firm today – we can get your case filed and tried in a timely manner so that you can receive the compensation you deserve.
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