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Issue 24

In this issue

Statute of Limitations

• What does the statute of limitations mean to my injury case?
• How can I find out what the statute of limitations are in my state?
• Are there any exemptions to the statute of limitations?

Settle-It-Yourself Newsletter

Hello!! Welcome to the July edition of Settlement Central’s Newsletter. We are pleased to share this newsletter with you, as our business is helping people get satisfactory settlements for their personal injury claims.

This month we will discuss statute of limitations information for personal injury claims.

As always, we will post our articles on our website as they are sent out in the Settle-It-Yourself Newsletter. Our readers will have a rich resource available to them, our hands-on battles with the insurance companies translate into useful and accurate information for our readers.

We here at Settlement Central wish you and yours a safe and happy 4th of July!


Statute of Limitations Information for Personal Injury Claims

What is the so-called "statute of limitations" for tort personal injury claims? Each state has a law where there is a certain time frame within which a lawsuit must be "filed and served", or it will be forever barred. That is the statute of limitations: it limits the time one has to pursue a tort injury claim. It is not a squishy thing where you can make an excuse for not filing in time, no matter how good your excuse ("I got in an accident a week before the expiration of the statutory time and was recovering in the hospital" will have about as much impact on the judge as "my dog ate my lawsuit on the last day").

You will be forever barred from recovery if you fail to preserve your claim by filing and serving it in time. Other than specific age, competency, or access disabilities, THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS, even if your lawsuit is a slam-dunk winner. You could have a personal injury claim of agreed liability (even where the insurance adjuster admits liability) and the only argument is over the value of a huge damages claim; but you will have no means of recovery if you let the statute of limitations lapse.

The statute starts running "on the clock" the day that you discover you have suffered injury as the result of the actions (or inactions) of another. In personal injury claims, that is the day of the incident.

Please click here, for more of our free discussion, including how to find out the statute of limitations for your state.

Thank you for your interest in our site; we hope you will find us to be an excellent source for your own personal injury needs!!

Jeanine Steele
Publisher, Settle-It-Yourself Newsletter

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