Slip and Fall Accident Filing Time

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A Slip and Fall accident claim generally must be filed within 2 years of the date you suffered your personal injury. An exception can apply when you discover your injuries. This is called the discovery rule. It means that the 2 year time period to file your personal injury claim beings when you discover your injuries. In personal injury cases, the discovery rule usually occurs during a medical malpractice claim. For example, you may have surgery and due to the doctor’s negligence, you suffer injuries, but these injuries are not discovered until after you actually had your surgery. 

If you wait more than 2 years to file your Slip and Fall accident claim the court will bar your claim, meaning you cannot file a lawsuit. The court does not want to accept a Slip and Fall accident claim more than 2 years old because the court does not want its docket clogged with cases. Additionally, as time passes, a person’s memory becomes more inaccurate. A court does not want to hear old cases in which personal injury victims or defendants cannot accurately remember the facts. While a 2 year cut off to file a Slip and Fall accident claim may seem like a long time, many people fail to file their personal injury claim within this time period because they either do not know a time restriction exists, or they are so consumed with their injuries, work life, or personal life to file.

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