Car Accident Statute of Limitations

If you’re injured in an auto accident, there is a strict deadline for when you can file a claim. Watch this video to learn about the car accident statute of limitations in Virginia.

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Question:

How long do I have to file a car accident claim in Virginia?

Answer:

I often am asked by people who wait to come in and see an attorney, “How long do I have to file a lawsuit in Virginia for my car crash case?” In Virginia, we have a very short statute of limitations, and that’s simply the time deadline that the law states you must file a lawsuit within in order to preserve your claim.Car Accident Statute of LimitationsThe claim doesn’t have to be resolved in that two-year time; a lawsuit, however, must be filed in writing, in court, within that two year time frame from the date of the crash. Even though you didn’t start hurting until two weeks or four weeks later, even though you haven’t fully recovered, even though you haven’t completed your treatment, you must file that case within two years of the date of the accident.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash and have questions about the car accident statute of limitations in Virginia? Contact a Virginia car accident lawyer at The Strong Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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