What is the statute of limitations for a personal injury case in West Virginia?

When you are involved in an accident in West Virginia, you are probably going to pursue a case against the liable party. If you bring a lawsuit against the person or persons responsible for causing your accident, you may be able to obtain compensation for your hospital bills, rehabilitation services, lost wages, and pain and suffering that are the direct result of your accident.

One of the most important things that you need to know about filing a personal injury case is that you must file within the statutes of limitations that West Virginia has in place for these types of injury-related lawsuits. A statute of limitations means that you must file your case against the responsible party within a certain amount of time. If you do not file your lawsuit within this time frame, you will not be able to bring a case against them and therefore, you will not be able to collect compensation because you missed the deadline. In West Virginia, the statutes of limitations is two years from the date that your accident occurred.

Many people are not aware that the statutes of limitations even exist and therefore, they don’t act quickly on filing their case. If you do not file a personal injury case, you will be responsible for having your insurance company cover all of the costs of your injuries. If you are injured in an accident that another person is responsible for causing, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can assist you in your case.

If you require experienced legal representation for a West Virginia personal injury matter, please contact Bailey Javins & Carter, L.C. to schedule a free consultation.