The Statute of Limitations in Alabama
Suffering an injury due to someone else’s negligent actions can be a very overwhelming and stressful experience. These accidents can cause much more than just physical or emotional harm; they can also be devastating financially. Fortunately, you may be able to recover financial compensation by filing a civil lawsuit against the liable party; however, you must file your case within the time restrictions of the statute of limitations in order to have a chance at recovering the money you need.
Suffering an injury caused by another person’s negligence, especially if your injuries require extensive medical care that cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Call the Birmingham personal injury lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., at 205-414-8160 today to ensure you don’t miss your chance at taking legal action.
How It Affects Your Case
The statute of limitations can be complicated because it differs from state to state and sometimes even between different cases. In Alabama, the statue of limitations lays out the following time restrictions:
- Two years from date of injury for personal injury cases
- Two years from date of injury for intentional torts
- Two years for wrongful death cases
- One year from date of injury for product liability cases. If injury is not discovered right away, plaintiff has one year from date the injury is, or should have been discovered.
- Two years after the plaintiff suffered the injury in medical malpractice cases
It is very important that you understand the above time restrictions so you don’t miss your chance at recovering much-needed financial compensation.
If you or someone you know has been injured due to someone else’s negligent actions you need to take action as soon as possible so you don’t miss your chance at pursuing compensation. To learn more about your case, contact a Birmingham personal injury attorney of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., today at 205-414-8160.