The premises liability statute of limitations, or the time you have to file a lawsuit, can vary depending on the circumstances of the accident. To make sure your rights are thoroughly protected, you will need the help of an attorney with a great deal of experience in this area of the law.
The Premises Liability Statute of Limitations in Pennsylvania
In the majority of cases, the statute of limitations in Pennsylvania is two years from the date the injury was suffered. If you wait to file a lawsuit until after the two years have passed, then your case will likely be thrown out of court.
It could, however, be difficult to determine exactly when the “clock starts ticking” on your case. For example, it could be the date the accident took place, or it could start when you first discovered you were hurt. There are several types of injuries that can take days, weeks or even longer to manifest themselves, such as whiplash or other soft-tissue injuries.
Not a Simple Task
A lot of people are under the mistaken belief that premises liability cases are extremely easy to win. In fact, some people even believe they can act as their own legal representatives. As a result, they make mistakes no skilled lawyer would ever make, and they either damage their cases beyond repair or cause their cases to be thrown out completely.
Please do not make this mistake. Contact an experienced attorney with KBG Injury Law to make sure you have the best possible chance of holding the property owner accountable for the negligence that led to your injury. If you have a question regarding the premises liability statute of limitations or want help with any other aspect of your case, get in touch with us as soon as you can. Contact us online or call 717-848-3838 to learn more about how we may be able to help.