The Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims

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Filing a Claim Before It’s Too Late

Being injured in an accident can be devastating, especially if that injury leads to lost time at work and lost wages. You may wish to seek compensation for your injury to make up for those losses, but you need to be aware that there is a time limit defining how long you have to file a claim. Read on to learn more about Oregon's statute of limitations for personal injury claims.

What is a Statute of Limitations?

A statute of limitations is a law that sets a time limit on how long an individual has to file a claim. How long a person has to file their claim varies from state to state. If you do not file your claim within a state's timeline, you may lose your right to file a claim for your injuries.

How Long You Have to File

Oregon has a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims. This means that you have two years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit. If you do not file within this time frame, your case will likely be dismissed. There are some exceptions to this rule, such as injuries sustained on government property. If you are unsure whether or not you have a valid case, it is best to consult with an attorney.

It is important to note that the statute of limitations begins from the moment you are injured in the accident. If you do not file a case by two years from the date of your accident, you cannot seek compensation for your injuries.

Consult With An Attorney as Soon as Possible

If you are injured in an accident, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Don't let a moment go by and allow yourself to worry about your injuries or how you will pay for your medical and everyday expenses. An attorney can help you file your claim and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Levine Law Center LLC can help you begin the process to hold those negligent parties responsible for your accident accountable. Call us today at (503) 433-8340 or visit us online to get started.