Every state has a specific period in which automobile accident victims can file a lawsuit in court. This period is known as the statute of limitations, and it varies from state-to-state.
Some states have a 2-year statute of limitations, while others have 3. In all states, you have significantly less time when filing a claim against a government agency which can be as little as six months after the date of the accident. When filing a lawsuit for your injuries, you must be sure to file within the statute of limitations as failure to do so will most likely cause your case to be thrown out of court. It is best to speak with a lawyer to be sure you file the case within the appropriate time frame.