How Long Do I Have to File My Injury Claim?

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Whenever you pursue a legal remedy in civil court, it’s important to be aware of your state’s statute of limitations. If you’ve been hurt because of somebody else’s misconduct, please visit our Parkersburg injury attorneys sooner rather than later.

The ideal time to consult a lawyer is as soon as possible after you’ve completed the initial medical treatment for any injuries you suffered in the accident. Our attorneys will begin building a case on your behalf so you and your loved ones can focus on your recovery.

All prospective plaintiffs in West Virginia should know the statute of limitations for civil matters like the following:

  • Personal injury and property damage cases must be filed no more than two years after the incident occurred.
  • Product liability claims must be filed within two years of the date of the injury, or when the injury should have been reasonably discovered.
  • Two-year window to bring wrongful death actions.

When injury occurs due to the carelessness of a medical professional, plaintiffs have two years from the date of the trauma or the date when the injury should have been discoverable to initiate a medical malpractice case. If the injury victim is a minor, parents have two years or until the child reaches age 12, whichever allows more time, to file suit against the negligent health care provider.

Please contact Jim Leach, L.C., or call 1-304-865-8530 today to schedule a no-cost consultation with our Parkersburg injury attorneys.