How Long Do I Have to Sue Someone After a Car Accident?

Short Answer?

“Better ask Zack!” You should contact an attorney as soon as is reasonably possible to discuss your options and what would be best in your situation.

Long Answer?

How Long Do I Have to Sue Someone After a Car Accident?Buckle up, because here we go!

What is a statute of limitations? Put plainly, a statute of limitations is a law, or a portion of a law, that strictly limits the time frame within which you can implement an action (sue for damages).

Zack’s Advice!

For any personal injury case, §28-3-104(a)(1)(A) “[a]ctions for libel, injuries to the person, false imprisonment…”, the Statute of Limitations is set at one year from the date of the injury. However, if the transaction or occurrence that gave rise to the civil action leads to criminal charges for that act within one (1) year of the act, then the statute of limitations is extended to two (2) years. §28-3-104(a)(2)(C).

What about damage to my car?

For any property damages case, §28-3-105(1) states that the statute of limitations is three (3) years from the injury (damage) for injuries to personal property or real property.

  • What is personal property? Your car, your clothing, your jewelry, your pets.
  • What is real property? Your house or your land.
  • What if you’re not sure what type of injury you’ve suffered? No problem. Call us!

Our Best Advice? It’s never too late to call us. Pick up the phone, or use the chat window on your browser to initiate a conversation. As we’ve said previously, “Better Ask Zack!” It is always best to reach out to an attorney to discuss your injuries and circumstances to find out what is the best option FOR YOU!