How Long Do I Have To File A Claim Following An Accident In Ohio?

Time Is Of The Essence

One of the most important factors in a personal injury claim is time. Most people picture a lawsuit as a long, drawn-out process that could take years to reach completion. Although it's true — civil litigation can take a long time in some cases — moving quickly is critical to success.

Do not wait to talk with an attorney. Any delay could result in the weakening of your case, and extended delay could result in your case being dismissed before it even has a chance. At The Keating Firm LTD, we represent clients in a range of injury-related claims in Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio. Call us at 866-836-HURT (4878) right away to talk with a lawyer.

Most personal injury claims have a time limit of two years at most. Although this might seem like a long time, we have seen far too many people miss this window and have their claims dismissed. Do not delay. Call a lawyer immediately.

The Importance Of Being Timely In Your Claim

"Statute of Limitations" is a term that describes a time limit for certain types of legal actions. There are statutes of limitations in criminal matters where after a designated amount of time has passed, the state cannot charge someone with a crime.

In civil matters like personal injury claims, there are different statutes of limitations for different types of claims. So, for example, most personal injury claims are capped off at two years. After two years, most personal injury claims will be dismissed. Other claims have different timetables, but the important point is to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as you can to get your case started, so you don't miss your window of opportunity to bring a claim.

Another important factor is the strength of your case. When you call a lawyer right away, your attorney will have access to better evidence and witness testimony, and he or she will have more time to build a strong case on your behalf. If you wait too long, evidence gets lost, witnesses are harder to find and witnesses tend to forget the details of what they saw.

Call The Keating Firm LTD Today To Start Your Case

Do not wait. Call 866-836-HURT (4878) or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Time is of the essence.