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When conducting your legal research, it’s important to keep in mind that many cases have a statute of limitations. This means that there is a time period that is established by law for filing a claim. Virtually all kinds of civil lawsuits and criminal acts have a statute of limitations set by law. If a claim is not filed within the time period set by the statute of limitations, it will be dismissed by the court.
For example, in the majority of personal injury and wrongful death cases, the statute of limitations is two years. However, there are many different time limitations controlling the time in which you must file legal claims and lawsuits. Some of these time limits are six months or shorter. Therefore, it is recommended that you contact an experienced lawyer promptly if you believe you may want to file a claim or lawsuit.
In most cases, the goal in accident or injury cases is to provide compensation to the individuals that have been injured by the wrongful conduct of another. Usually, the goal is money, not retribution. A person that has been injured can be compensated for both the economic and non-economic losses they suffer. The heirs of a person that has been killed may seek to be compensated for the loss of the care, comfort and society that a loved one provides as well as for the loss of the economic contribution that the decedent provided. In a rare case, under very limited circumstances, the law will economically punish a person or business that causes an injury, by requiring the payment of punitive damages.
Statute of limitations also applies to crimes. State statutes cover various crimes and differ from state by state. Some common state statutes are for drinking and driving, where most states have a year to file charges against a person. Other crimes that have statute of limitations include rape, domestic abuse, and robbery. Some state statutes have rules that allow the clock to keep going or to reset. Once such example is when a child is involved. Some major crimes do not have state statutes. These include crimes such as murder. These crimes can be prosecuted whenever evidence or witnesses are discovered.
USA Legal News is dedicated to covering the latest legal developments to keep you informed about the law and your legal rights. In conducting your research, keep in mind that the information in this site should not be taken as legal advice. All legal cases are unique, and circumstances can vary greatly so it’s recommended that you consult with an experienced attorney to discuss the specifics of your case. An attorney can best advise you of your legal options and is familiar with your state’s laws.