Construction Accident:

Time Limits or Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations is the legal time limit for you to file a lawsuit.  In the case of a construction accident lawsuit, it generally begins directly after the accident occurs, though it could begin once you have discovered that you suffered injury.

Usually, the statute of limitations for a construction accident lawsuit is a number of years.  However, a number of other factors can alter this number, first and foremost being the particular details of your case.  Additionally, different states have different statues of limitations for different incidents.  For instance, in Minnesota, the statute of limitations for a construction accident can range from two years to six years.  In situations where a division of government is involved, like an accident with a government vehicle, the statute of limitations may be even shorter.

Failure to file within the statute of limitations results in a loss of your legal right to sue for third party damages. Because laws can change and different factors can affect the statute of limitations, it is prudent to contact an experienced construction injury attorney in the event that you suffer an accident.