Statute of Limitations – If you have been injured as a result of someone’s negligence, you must pursue legal action within a certain time period. If you do not, the law may restrict your ability to file a lawsuit. This rule is called the Statute of Limitations. The Statute of Limitations is a law which places a time limit on the ability for someone to pursue a legal remedy (i.e. file a lawsuit). After the time limit expires, and unless an exception applies, a person loses the right to file a lawsuit. However, there are exceptions to the Statute of Limitations. In certain circumstances, an exception may allow a person to file a lawsuit after the Statute of Limitations has passed. A lawyer is trained to look for these exceptions and can sometimes help a person file a lawsuit even though the Statute of Limitations has expired. The statute of limitations is different for different areas of law and in different states. See our guides to the Statute of Limitations in Colorado and Statute of Limitations in Texas.
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