If you've been in a car accident, you might be wondering whether or not there is a time limit to bring a lawsuit against the at fault drivers.
Mostly likely, you'll also be curious to know how much time someone has to bring a car accident lawsuit against you. In other cases, you'll be curious to know about how long you have to bring a lawsuit for an auto accident injury claim. Our law firm specializes in Michigan car accident cases.
The statute of limitation has some factors to consider. What is the statute of limitations? The statute of limitations is the legal rule that limits the time for a party to bring a lawsuit. If you have a lawsuit, you must bring it within a certain amount of time, otherwise you lose the right to bring the lawsuit. The statute of limitations (i.e. the time period to bring the lawsuit) can start running from at the time the car accident occurred unless you are minor or mentally incapacitated individual.
State of Limitations Depends On Type of lawsuit. What kind of lawsuit is the other party bringing? The type of lawsuit is the key in determining any time limitations for bringing a lawsuit. If it's a civil lawsuit involving property damage or some minor personal injury, the case will fit under the statute of limitations for general civil lawsuits. In Michigan, the statute of limitations is 3 years. In other cases, where the car accident involves death, there could be lawsuit for wrongful death. In Michigan wrongful death lawsuits also have a three statute of limitations. See MCLA 600.5805(2). Another type of personal injury case you might bring is a products liability lawsuit against the car maker, which is a three year statute of limitations. A Michigan medical malpractice case generally has a two year statute of limitation.
Usually, each state has a different statute of limitations. In Michigan, typically, you have three years to bring a car accident lawsuit. In some states, such as Michigan, you have up to three years to bring a lawsuit for property damage. The time limit to bring a lawsuit stemming from a car accident can be tolled for minors and incapacitated individuals.
Our car accident attorneys should be able to guide you through all aspects about bringing a car accident lawsuit. Call now at 248-352-2110 or toll free at 1-866-447-3563 for a totally free car accident consultation before it’s too late.