If you have a premises liability case, it is imperative to not delay bringing it to court. You do not have all the time in the world to make your case because of state-set time limits.
The time limit on how long you have to bring a case to court is the statute of limitations. Once it expires, your right to bring your claim is gone.
Time limits and cases
The state will set its own time limits for each type of claim. Statutes of limitations exist for all legal matters, civil and criminal. Courts take these deadlines seriously. If you try to bring a case after the expiration of the statute of limitations, the judge will throw it out. So, you need to check state law to ensure how much time you have to bring your claim, which can vary based on the exact claim you make and the damages you seek.
Staying on top
While you typically have a year or more to bring a claim, that time can go by quickly. You may not realize how long it takes to put together a case. By the time you are ready for court, you may have surpassed the statute of limitations. So, you should always act right away.
The statute of limitations is there for a good reason. The state wants to be sure that you file cases when they are still fresh. This allows for the best evidence and witness statements. It prevents the passage of time from coloring the situation and potentially impacting the case.
The bottom line is to make sure you file your premises liability case as soon as possible. It will be better for you in the long run.