Sunday, 18 April 2010 06:16

Statutes of Limitations

A “statute of limitation” is a time frame that defines the length of time an individual has to file a claim. The time limit begins when an injury occurs, or is discovered, and concludes on the latest date the injured person can file suit. These time limits vary from state to state, and depend on the type of claim to be filed. The time frame of the statute of limitations usually begins when the injury or wrongful act occurs. However, some states may allow a claim to proceed if the wrongdoing or injury was not discovered until a later date. The time frame would then begin on the date of discovery.

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Wednesday, 06 August 2008 19:29

Personal Injury Law

Our Personal Injury Section provides access to information and resources on many topics of personal injury law.

Find definitions of personal injury, discover whether a personal injury lawsuit is advised in your case, elements of a personal injury case and understand how personal injury law protects you from the harm and damages inflicted by another individual, whether maliciously or through neglect or recklessness.  You can find help, whether you were injured on the job, during a vehicle accident, because the negligence of a manufacturer who created a defective product, or if you suffered personal injury while a crime was committed against you.

The legal definition of a personal injury is an injury to your body, mind or emotions.  It is not an injury to physical property.  Personal injury covers physical harm, such as broken bones, bruises, or any serious injury sustained in an accident.  It also includes the emotional and psychological injury you experienced as a result of trauma sustained through a humiliating or life-threatening experience.

A personal injury case arises as a result of someone else’s negligence.  If you were the victim of an accidental personal injury caused through the fault of another, that individual or business is legally responsible to pay damages and/or compensation.

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