What is a statute of limitations?
A statute of limitations is essentially the amount of time someone has to make a case against another individual or entity. This time lasts from the moment the individual knew about his or her condition or situation until a legally determined time when claims are no longer allowed to be filed. Statutes of limitations are put in place to protect potential defendants, as documentation and witness accounts may fade or become lost with time.
The standard statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is two years. If you or someone you know is worried about the statute of limitations of a claim that needs to be filed, contact the Des Moines car accident attorneys of LaMarca & Landry, P.C. at 877-327-2600 today.