The jeopardy of waiting to sue rests within the subject of time. When filing a lawsuit, a frequent hindrance is the statute of limitations which is a time limit placed on a sustained injury that prohibits prosecutors from suing after that time period is exceeded. Any claim in a lawsuit is susceptible to this legal rule. Once the statute is breached, the power of the injured party to sue is lost.

This legal rule goes hand in hand with the “Discovery of Harm” regulation in which the statute of limitations does not initiate until the person whom endured said harm is supposed to have realized its occurrence. For example, if someone goes through surgery and then suffers serious health ailments due to a foreign object mistakenly being left behind in said patient, the statue of limitations usually initiates upon discovery of the foreign object. While the “Discovery of Harm” rule is used in trials, it is rare, because the discovery must be reasonable under the circumstances. Consulting with an experienced attorney about what would qualify as a reasonable circumstance would help a great deal before going to trial.

If you are thinking about pursuing a legal matter, make sure you do not run out your time to get the justice that you deserve. The statute of limitations varies by the type of injury as well as the state of occurrence. Statute of limitations and exceptions change constantly. To find out if you have time to file your case click on:  MORE INFORMATION or call the Law Office of Alan C. Stein, P.C.  at (516) 932-1800 for a free consolation about how you may promptly file your case.