The statute of limitations, or time limit, for filing a personal injury claim varies based on the nature of the accident. In most cases, however, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California is two years. However, certain things may extend or shorten the statute of limitations – for example, medical malpractice cases involving minor children can have a statute of limitations of two years after the minor’s 18th birthday. On the other hand, claims involving the government could have a statute of limitations as short as six months and a notice of claim period of only 30 days, depending on the circumstances.
In short, it’s in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible following an accident. If you’re struggling with the effects of medical malpractice, don’t assume the timeline already passed – contact us and schedule a consultation today.