How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in California?

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Each state has a statute of limitations that sets a deadline by which you must file a personal injury claim. The deadline is typically based on how much time has passed since the date of the injury. But there may be special circumstances affecting this timeline, such as whether the injury wasn’t discovered immediately and what type of incident caused the injury. For that reason, it is essential to discuss your specific situation with our experienced attorneys, in order to determine whether you can file a claim.

In California, most personal injury cases fall within a 2-year deadline from the date of the injury. Examples of common types of personal injury cases include:

Give our law firm a call if you are unsure if you have a case and to find out if you are within the time allowed for filing a claim. We are ready to provide all the information you need to decide if you want to move forward with a claim.

If you suffered a serious personal injury in Redondo Beach, Torrance, South Bay or surrounding Los Angeles County communities, find out if you have a case. For a free claim evaluation, please call Kirtland & Packard, LLP, at 310-536-1000.