What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Jacksonville Statute of Limitation Lawyers

If you have been involved in an accident that was the result of someone else’s negligence, you are almost always owed compensation for any damages. However, it is extremely important to contact an experienced Jacksonville personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident in order to protect your rights. Every civil case has a statute of limitations, that is, a period of time after an event has occurred after which a lawsuit can no longer be filed.

Statute of limitations can be a double-edged sword. They were designed to protect the public from frivolous lawsuits designed to take advantage of the length of time between an alleged event and pressing charges. If, for example, someone sued another person for causing a car accident that occurred twenty years ago, there would be almost no possible way for the defendant to assert his or her innocence. As such, you only have a certain amount of time in which to file a lawsuit following an incident.

If, however, the time limit has passed, you can no longer bring a suit against someone, regardless of how airtight or legitimate your case may be. Contacting an experienced lawyer as soon as possible after an injury can help preserve your legal rights. Statute of limitations differs depending on the type of action in question, with more serious crimes having longer statutes. Some crimes, such as murder, have no statute of limitations, whereas minor crimes may have a statute of limitations of only a few months.

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If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should immediately contact Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Don Guthrie today at 904-296-1088, and we can evaluate your case, holding those responsible for your injuries accountable for their actions.

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