The Wisconsin Statute of Limitations
In certain situations, it may take time for the full extent of the injuries you suffer in an accident to become apparent, and you may discover that you are in need of compensation from the responsible party long after an accident. While it is not necessary that civil action be taken immediately following an accident, the statute of limitations prevents the filing of a lawsuit after a certain period.
If you have suffered an injury in a car accident caused by another party’s negligence, do not delay investigating the possibility of a civil lawsuit to recover compensation for the medical expenses and other damages associated with the wreck. Contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options from an experienced and knowledgeable Wisconsin car accident attorney.
How Long Can You Wait to File?
Accidents occur in various ways, and the statute of limitations can vary depending upon the circumstances of each. The following are the three categories that your accident may fall into and the period of time in which you may file a civil suit:
- Accidents caused by a product defect: 3 years
- Accidents caused by negligence: 3 years
- Intentional injury accidents: 2 years
In situations in which the victim did not discover the injury until well after the accident, a skilled litigator may be able to have the period of limitation extended.
The party responsible for an accident should never escape the financial burden of the injuries they caused, and it may not be too late for you to recover compensation. Contact the experienced Wisconsin car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 for a consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options.