After a personal injury, you need to bear many expenses such as medical bills, lost wages due to missing office work, and much more. So compensation can be a relief for you. But there is a particular time frame for you to file the case if you are injured in Toledo. In this blog, you will read about the statute of limitations.
What is a statute of limitations?
It is the time frame you have to apply for the claim. Else you won’t be eligible to file it anymore. The time frame begins from the date of injury or when you discover that your injury is due to someone else’s negligence. It provides scope for people who fail to know on the date of injury that their injury happened due to some other person.
General Personal injury
For general personal injury such as a car accident, the timeline is two years from the date of the accident. If the injury happened due to drugs, dangerous chemicals, or a faulty medical device, you get two years from the date of diagnosis of your condition.
For people with unsound minds and minors
You get two years from your 18th birthday or the date you get rid of your disability.
In case of medical malpractice injury, you must file the claim for the amount when you discover the injury or when your relationship with the doctor ends. But there is another clause called the statute of repose, according to which you cannot file the complaint after four years from the date of the malpractice.
The time frame for injury caused due to a defective product is two years, but the statute of repose is ten years from the date of purchase of the product.
Premises liability is the injury caused due to others’ property due to unsafe renovation done to the property. The statute of limitations for the property is two years from the renovation date, and the statute of repose is ten years.
If you got to know about unsafe conditions two years before the end of the statute of repose, you have two years more to file the complaint.
The sooner you file for the injury, the more evidence you can gather, and the chances of getting better compensation increase.