Rexburg, ID asked in Car Accidents for Idaho

Q: Is there a time limit to file a personal injury claim ?

My wife and I were in a wreck almost a year ago and she's been having shoulder issues since and now they're getting worse.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: Only an Idaho attorney should advise here, but your question remains open for two weeks. Most law firms that handle such cases offer free initial consults. Yes, every state has a time limit. It is known as the statute of limitations. Because SOLs are governed by state, an Idaho attorney should advise. If you reached out to attorneys in Idaho, I'm confident most would be willing to answer this and other questions for you and your wife. But as a general recommendation, regardless of your state, don't wait until there is little time remaining on the statute of limitations. Some law firms will be reluctant to accept a case on the brink of the statute expiring. Reaching out sooner than later could enable a firm to investigate the matter, evaluate liability, determine the case's strengths and weaknesses, and offer you and your wife meaningful guidance... without your being forced into a time crunch to make make a rush decision. Good luck to you and your wife for a healthy recovery from your injuries.

Tim Akpinar

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