Something happens to you or a loved one. You may have been personally injured in a car accident, a fall, or an accident at work. You know that you have legal rights, but you’re more worried about getting proper treatment than getting paid. Then as time goes on things get worse. Maybe the injury, medical bills or the pain just becomes too much. But when you finally call an attorney they tell you that you are no longer allowed to file your lawsuit. Don’t let this happen to you.
“Statute of Limitations” is a term lawyers use to describe the clock counting down on your ability to file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations is a law passed by the Ohio General Assembly that limits the ability of injured parties to file lawsuits. You or your attorney must file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out. Just like in sports, when the clock runs out, the game is over.
Sometimes the statute of limitations can be a few months, a year or even a few years. It all depends on the type of legal claim you have. That is why it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as you think you have a lawsuit. Not only will your attorney be able to tell you if you have a good case, but they can also help you beat the legal clock and file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out.