Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 at 1:09 am    


Accidents happen. But when you or a family member is involved in an accident that results in injuries—such as a car accident, slip and fall, or products liability—you may feel scared and unsure of where to turn. However, you should know that you have the legal right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party who harmed you in order to recover the financial compensation needed to put your life back together.

If you are considering filing a California personal injury lawsuit after an accident, please do not delay. Not only does acting quickly preserve crucial evidence such as medical evidence and eyewitness testimony for use at trial, but it also may help you avoid difficulties with the statute of limitations. The applicable statute of limitations are set by state law, and prohibit you from filing a lawsuit after a certain time has elapsed between your accident and the start of your lawsuit. Although you should always check with a lawyer about the specific circumstances involved in your case, some of the general provisions of California statute of limitations laws include:

  • Personal injury cases: 2 yrs., 6mos. if against government entity
  • Damage to property: 3yrs
  • Medical malpractice: 1yr.
  • Judgments: 10 yrs.

The statute of limitations in personal injury actions is intended to provide for a feeling of finality and justice for all involved in a wreck which causes property damage and personal injuries; however, the reality of these laws are that they create a real barrier between you and the possibility of recovering the financial compensation you deserve. If you have been harmed by a negligent driver, business, manufacturer, or medical provider… do not wait to take action or it may be too late. Contact an experienced Sacramento personal injury attorney today to take the steps necessary to move forward on your claim.

Experienced and Aggressive Sacramento CA Injury Lawyers

Do not take this article as legal advice. For more information about the applicable statute of limitations in your personal injury case, call the Tiemann Law Firm today. Our Sacramento CA personal injury lawyers are well-versed in all areas of California law, and can make the strategic calculations necessary to help you reach the best possible outcome in your case. If you have been injured, call us now for a free, same-day consultation about your potential claim at (916) 999-9000 or fill out the form on our contact page. We have two convenient office locations to serve you, and urge you to take action today; moving forward sooner rather than later will improve your ultimate chances of success.

Client Testimonials

Hanna Padilla Testimonial

From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!

Matt H. Testimonial

I was in a car accident a while back where I was injured and had to miss work for an extended period of time.  After nearly a year of fighting with the insurance company with no results and no progress, I met with Jelena Tiemann.  I couldn't have asked for a more responsive and supportive advocate.  We quickly reached a settlement and I finally was able to move from the stress and burden of feuding with my insurance.  I highly recommending meeting with Jelena if you're in need of a lawyer.

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