Many people do not realize that there is not an endless timeframe in which a victim of a negligent action will be able to file a personal injury claim. In fact, there is something that must be kept in mind – the statute of limitations. This is the timeframe with which the injured parted must comply.
Typically, the statute of limitations begins to run from the moment that the injury was sustained. This, however, is not always the case. For example, there are situations in which the injury might not be known for a considerable amount of time.
Such as in the case of toxic exposure causing
mesothelioma – it could take years for the injured party to realize the extent of the injury. In cases such as this, the discovery rule will come into play – extending the statute of limitations to the moment of discovery.
In the state of Missouri, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims involving negligence stands at five years; however, the discovery rule is applicable in situations where it applies. For wrongful death claims there is a three year statute of limitations – there is no discovery rule for these claims.
If you have recently suffered from the negligence or reckless behavior of a third party, you should not hesitate to consult with an experienced St. Louis personal injury lawyer that you can truly trust. At the Onder Law Firm, we understand how confusing it can be to deal with situations of this nature and we are fully committed to helping our clients deal with the claims in every way possible.
Should you contact a St. Louis injury attorney from our firm, you can trust knowing that we will be there to help explain all aspects of the case that you are facing – from the
compensation to even explaining
liability. So don't wait! Call us today and schedule an initial case review as soon as you can.