Q: I heard there's a time limit on filing a suit, but what if i get add'l complications as time goes by?
A: Although there are some circumstances when the "tolling" of a statute of limitations can occur, the clock almost always starts ticking from the date of injury, or when a potential plaintiff reasonably should have known of an injury. The fact that an initial injury has gotten worse over time does not usually present a scenario whereby the time for filing suit may be enlarged, however the particular factual circumstances would need to be examined.
A: In Massachusetts on a regular negligence claim, you typically have 3 years to file a complaint in the court system or else your claim is barred and lost forever. Unfortunately, if you have complications after the three years, but never filed suit, your claim is gone.
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