Do I Have Time to File an Oregon Injury Accident Claim?!?!?

by admin on November 4, 2011

Statutes of limitations are a dangerous topic for lawyers. That’s the topic that lawyers end up getting sued over more than any other issue. In fact, it’s so dangerous that there are a lot of lawyers out there who, when they reject a client, they won’t even tell them what the statute of limitations is. They’ll just say: “Be aware, there’s a statute of limitations.” I don’t want to do that to you. I want to give you good information that you can use, but you have to understand that statutes of limitations are really complicated. The reason lawyers get sued over them is that they’re not simple, so I’m going to tell you the basics, but you have to understand there are all kinds of variations and I cannot guarantee and I do not guarantee that what I’m going to say is going to apply to your case. It’ll apply in most circumstances. So, having said that, in general the statute of limitations in Oregon for a personal injury case is two years. From the date you’re injured you have two years to file your lawsuit. Now, if you go to a lawyer a year and ten months after the injury, they typically won’t take the case because there’s a lot of prep work that needs to be done before you can file a lawsuit. We generally don’t take cases that are more than a year and a half old, and we prefer not to take cases that are more than a year old. But two years is the amount of time. Now here are some exceptions. If someone was drunk and there’s any chance that you’re going to sue the bar that

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