What Is a “Statute of Limitations” and How Does This Affect My Potential Case?

A statute of limitations is the maximum amount of time you may wait before you must file a lawsuit. There are many different time limits, depending upon the kind of case you are seeking to bring. If you have a claim against a public entity, you must do so within six months. There are different statutes of limitations, depending upon the specific set of facts and circumstances of each individual case. Contact us immediately if you believe the statute of limitations is about to run in your case. Once the statute has run, you lose forever the ability to bring your lawsuit or claim.