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Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Mar 11, 2018 in General Interest

What does Statute of Limitations mean?

What is a statute of limitations? How does it effect my case? Why does it matter? We hear these questions often when potential clients call us.  And the term can be confusing.  But Statute of Limitations simply means the amount of time a person has to bring a legal action.  But to make matters more confusing, different types of cases have different time periods in which to bring the action. Different defendants may have a different amount of time in which an action can be brought against them. Certain things may toll, or lengthen, the time in which to bring an action.  Children may have a longer time period in which to bring an action.  But regardless, if a party fails to bring an action within the prescribed time period, that claim is barred and the party will not be able to bring the action again.

Because this can be very confusing, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as you believe you have a case. Failure to do so can cause you to run afoul of the law and ultimately prevent you from obtaining compensation to which you might have otherwise been entitled.

So call us today for a free consultation.




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