Many personal injury victims don’t understand that they have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury claim in Wisconsin. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations. Each state can determine its own statute of limitations and if there will be different ones for various types of cases—for example, if a medical malpractice claim will have a different statute of limitations than a wrongful death claim.
A statute of limitations is a deadline imposed on those who suffer personal injuries such as car accidents, slip and falls, or dog bites. Under this deadline, they or their Wisconsin personal injury attorney must file their legal claim within three years after the date of their injury. If they fail to do so, they will more than likely lose their right to seek compensation. They may still be able to file a claim, but the opposing party will move the court to dismiss it based on the missed deadline. The court will have no choice but to oblige.
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Contact an attorney sooner rather than later after sustaining a personal injury. If you don’t, you could miss the statute of limitations and be barred from recovering compensation. To schedule a case review with a reputable Wisconsin personal injury lawyer, call Groth Law Firm today at 414-768-2727.
Personal Injury FAQ
Are there exceptions to the Wisconsin statute of limitations?
Yes, in some cases, there are exceptions. It’s critical to meet with an attorney to determine the statute of limitations that applies to your specific case.
What if my claim is against a Wisconsin municipal entity such as a city or county?
You must notify the government of your injury in writing within 120 days of the incident that caused it. You must also provide the entity with a notice of your personal injury claim before you begin to file a lawsuit.
What if I miss the deadline?
If you miss the deadline, you won’t be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Hiring an attorney as soon as possible will help you avoid this predicament.