It depends on the type of personal injury claim. In most auto accident personal injury cases, for example, you have one year from the date of the accident to bring a claim. This however, is not a hard and fast rule and there may be exceptions depending on your particular injuries. If, for instance, your personal injury case arises out of medical malpractice, you likely have one year from the date on which you discovered, or should have discovered that your personal injury may have been caused as a result of malpractice. As you can see with these two examples, the best course of action is to contact an attorney about your potential personal injury claim as soon as possible; and at the latest, within one year from the date of your injury.
Contact the Knoll Law Firm with any questions regarding personal injury claims.