A statute of limitations determines how long you have to initiate a lawsuit. Generally, the statute of limitations varies depending on the jurisdiction and the type of claim.
If you were seriously injured due to another person or entity’s negligence, it is important to understand what the statute of limitation is for your particular situation. Below, we discuss the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Montana and Oregon.
What is the Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in Montana?
In Montana, the statute of limitations for most torts, or civil wrongs that cause an individual to suffer damages, must have a lawsuit initiated within three years from the date of the injury. However, there are some exceptions. To be certain of the deadlines that apply to your case, speak to an experienced attorney at our law firm. An attorney with our firm will be able to consider all of the factors involved in your unique situation and help you understand your deadlines.
It is crucial to the viability of your claim that you do not miss your deadline for filing. If you fail to bring a lawsuit before your deadline, the court may refuse to hear your case.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in Oregon?
The statute of limitations in Oregon is different than in Montana. In Oregon, you only have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but only for very specific circumstances:
- The person injured was under 18 at the time of the accident or has a mental disability that prevents them from understanding their rights
- The negligent party moves out of state before a lawsuit can be filed or tries to conceal themselves
When Should I Speak With a Personal Injury Attorney?
It is never too early to get help from a personal injury attorney. If you have suffered a serious injury due to another person or entity’s negligence, you need an experienced attorney on your side to help you build a strong claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.
If any of the following apply to your situation, hiring an attorney should be a high priority:
- You were seriously injured as a result of another person or entity’s actions
- It is not clear who is at fault
- The accident involved other individuals
- Your insurance company is bringing up issues you were not aware of, connecting you to its attorney, or is sending mixed messages
- You have received a settlement offer from the insurance company
In small accidents, such as a minor fender bender, you may not need the assistance of a personal injury attorney. However, if you have concerns about your injuries, we want to help you.
At Bliven Law Firm, P.C., there is no claim that is too small or too large for our attorneys to handle. Request a free consultation to speak with our team.
Personal Injury Claims We Handle in Montana & Oregon
There are multiple types of personal injury claims that individuals can choose to pursue. This includes but is not limited to:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Dog Bite Injuries
- Wrongful Death
If you have suffered a serious injury due to another person or entity’s negligence, you need an experienced attorney on your side.
Do Not Risk Missing Your Deadline. Get Help With Your Personal Injury Claim Today.
The attorneys at Bliven Law Firm, P.C. work hard to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients. Call (406) 625-0100 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our Montana personal injury attorneys.