Injured in a car accident in Alabama due to no fault of your own? The clock immediately starts ticking on how long you have to file a lawsuit. So, how much time do you have to file a lawsuit? In this blog, we dive into the different Civil Statutes that affect these types of Civil Lawsuits in Alabama.
If you are in a car accident or injured due to no fault of your own, there are limits in place regarding the length of time you have available sue a person or business. These are called Statutes of Limitations and they are the Law. If you have a potential lawsuit in Alabama, whether it be a car wreck or serious personal injury – it is important to be aware of the statute of limitations. Missing the statute of limitations will cause you to be barred from ever filing a suit.
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Statute of limitations in Alabama vary depending on the type of case. Here are some examples:
- Personal Injury: The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Alabama is two years from the date of the initial accident that caused the injury.
- Medical Malpractice: The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Alabama is two years from the date of the injury or one year from the discovery of the injury, whichever comes first. However, in no event can a medical malpractice claim be filed more than four years from the date of the injury.
- Breach of Contract: The statute of limitations for breach of contract claims in Alabama is six years from the date the contract was breached.
- Property Damage: The statute of limitations for property damage claims in Alabama is six years from the date the damage occurred.
It is important to note that these are just a few examples, and there may be different statutes of limitations for other types of cases. Additionally, certain circumstances can affect the time limits, so it is always best to consult with an attorney, like Trip Walton and his team of Top Personal Injury Lawyers and Professionals, to determine the applicable statute of limitations in your specific case.
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