Statute of Limitations in Wisconsin
When a person suffers an injury in a motor vehicle accident, the law establishes a time limit for that individual to file an injury claim. If an individual does not file for civil damages within a certain number of years, the state will bar them from filing a claim after that point. This concept is known as a statute of limitations, and these time limits can vary from state to state.
For more information regarding your rights and options if you have been injured on the road, contact the Racine auto accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today by calling 800-242-2874.
Vehicle Accidents and Claim Limitations
There are several different things that can affect the time a person has to file a lawsuit for compensation. For example, vehicular injuries can be caused by negligence, intentional violence, and defective products, and all these accident causes have different statutes of limitations associated with them. These limits include:
- 3 years to file a claim for an accident caused by negligence
- 2 years to file a claim following an intentional injury accident
- 3 years to file a claim for an accident caused by a product defect
There may be some extensions available to these limits depending on the circumstances of an injury. Specifically, if an individual does not discover an injury immediately, the limitation time period may not begin until he or she is aware of the injury.
If you have been injured on the road because of another person’s negligent actions, you may be entitled to pursue legal action. To discuss your legal options today, contact the Racine car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.