Under the laws of our state, you will have exactly fours years from the time that you are aware of your injury to file a personal injury claim against the responsible party. If you wait any longer than that, you will no longer be eligible to pursue compensation to deal with the costs that have been associated with your injury.
It is important to note that this period of time, otherwise known as a statute of limitation, only begins once you could have reasonably become aware of the injury. This is an important distinction, as some injuries may be immediately apparent, such as a broken bone sustained in a collision, as opposed to injuries that may take years to manifest, such as the cumulative effect of a dangerous medication.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else, it will be in your best interests to begin working through the legal process as early on after the accident as you are able. To speak with a West Palm Beach personal injury attorney with Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck, P.A., about the particulars of your accident, please call our offices at (561) 689-8180 today.