Statute of Limitations
There are many different reasons why a lawsuit may be brought forward, with the legal issues differing for each party’s situation. If a party were to suffer a personal injury, a personal injury lawsuit can be filed with the hopes of recovering damages (payments for things like lost wages, pain, and suffering). While a personal injury can be very difficult to deal with if a person wishes to pursue a lawsuit they should be aware of any statute of limitations. What are these statutes? They are the allowed legal period during which you can bring forward a specific claim. For example, you may only have months to a few years to file a lawsuit following an accident.
While the limitations are upheld for most cases in California, there are some exceptions to the rules. A statute of limitations can be tolling and, therefore, not running because of specific reasons. If the plaintiff was under the age of 18 when the injury occurred, the statute will be tolling until the minor becomes a legal adult. Some claims may have very strict rules regarding their statute of limitations, which is why the advice of an experienced litigation lawyer will prove vital.