People in the Norfolk area are injured every day. Some injuries are caused by accidents and other injuries are caused due to negligent or reckless behavior. Sometimes when people are hurt because of someone else’s actions they decide to pursue legal action, including filing a personal injury lawsuit. If you have been hurt in an accident you may have wondered how long you have after the injury occurs to still file a suit.
According to MALegislature.gov, “except as otherwise provided, actions of tort, actions of contract to recover for personal injuries, and actions of replevin, shall be commenced only within three years next after the cause of action accrues.” In other words, if you were injured and you wait longer than three years to file a personal injury suit your claim will be barred from being heard and you will give up your right to sue.