Important Deadlines For Filing a Slip and Fall Claim
Following a slip and fall or other personal injury accident, there are certain limitations on the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. This video provides an introductory overview to some timing considerations in an accident claim. If you have any questions, or would like to speak with our team about your specific case, call us today at 1-800-JUSTICE and see how Preszler Injury Lawyers might be able to help you.
There is a general two-year limitation period to start any lawsuit. However, if you’re injured on certain municipal or government property, you may be required to give notice of the incident within ten days of the fall. You may also be required to provide notice prior to filing a formal lawsuit. Failure to give notice, in certain circumstances, could prevent you from being able to succeed in a lawsuit down the road. Notice requirements can be very onerous, so you should speak to a lawyer immediately to find out whether there are notice requirements in your case. Another thing to consider is that one of the challenges in lawsuits is securing all the evidence from the scene of the accident. Providing early notice to the people you intend to sue is often helpful when trying to preserve this evidence.