When a person is involved in a car accident or another type of injurious incident, he or she has the right to file civil litigation against the parties believed responsible. However, in Alabama, there is a statute of limitations that dictates the time frame in which those claims must be filed. Failing to file in a timely manner can mean that an injured person may not be able to pursue litigation, though there are exceptions to some of these rules. At the Drake Law Firm, we are well aware of just how the statute of limitations can affect claims relating to car accidents and other types of personal injury lawsuits.
Generally speaking, you have two years to file a claim for a car accident or other personal injury case. If the person at the center of the claim is a minor or not competent, the time to file can be extended. Wrongful death claims are also subject to a two-year time limit. Other types of legal claims have a longer statute of limitations, and we here at the Drake Law Firm can help clients determine what restrictions might apply to their case.