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When you’ve suffered a serious injury due to another’s irresponsible and negligent actions, they should be held liable. This includes compensating you for the injuries you sustained and the losses you endured as a result of those injuries.
However, your case could fall apart if your claim isn’t filed within the statute of limitations. What’s more, Michigan allows some exceptions to their statute of limitations that you’ll need to be aware of, as they could apply to your claim. Continue reading to learn more about the statute of limitations in Michigan and the exceptions to the law that you’ll need to know.
In Michigan, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is just three years from the date that the accident occurred, or three years from the date that you are diagnosed with an injury relating to the accident you were involved in.
This seems like plenty of time, but you might be surprised how time-consuming building your case will be, which is why it’s important to file your claim as soon as possible. If the statute of limitations runs out in your case, the courts will not allow you to have your case heard and you’ll be stuck covering any damages on your own.
When you aren’t sure when the statute of limitations started ticking in your case, discuss the details of your claim with your attorney.
Section 600.5851 of Michigan law lists certain circumstances that allow for the delayed start of the statute of limitations. Some of these scenarios are described as follows:
Should the at-fault entity leave the state after the accident but before the claim is filed in court, and is out of state for two months or longer, the statute of limitations can’t begin running until the liable party returns to the state and the victim is able to serve them.
the exceptions to the statute of limitations can be complex, which is why it’s in your best interest to work with your attorney to determine whether the circumstances of your accident, and the aftermath of it, fall under any of these exceptions.
If you have additional questions about the statute of limitations and the exceptions to the law, or if you have other questions related to your injury case, get in touch with a highly trained Michigan personal injury lawyer at David Christensen Law today.
We offer all injury victims a complimentary case review, where we can discuss the details of your case in greater depth. Take advantage of this opportunity by calling our office at 248-213-4900 or by filling out the brief contact form included at the bottom of this page.