For issues involving personal injury or loss, it can be easy to ignore your legal options. You are busy dealing with the physical healing, the work time lost, and other frustrations that come with being injured. But, it is not a good idea to postpone the issues around your case.
It is generally recommended to seek legal advice as soon as possible following any personal injury incident to ensure your rights are protected. If you wait too long, you can lose the option of even filing a complaint. These deadlines vary from state to state. Under West Virginia law, many types of personal injury cases are governed by a two-year statute of limitations which means you have two years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit regarding the incident. However, some claims are subject to a one-year statute of limitations. If the claim is not filed within these timeframes, you may be forever barred from pursuing the claim.
Be sure your rights are protected, contact Tammy Bowles Raines for a free consultation on any personal injury matter. We will be happy to examine your case and explain your options.