We Help You Avoid Issues With The Statute Of Limitations

When you consider everything victims and their family members have to go through after a serious or fatal accident, it's easy to see why most people are left feeling overwhelmed. They may not know what steps to take after an accident, how to deal with the insurance company, who to turn to for help or the amount of damages owed in their specific case.

What often makes things worse is the realization that to obtain compensation, victims and family members need to file a claim in a timely manner or forfeit their right to hold negligent parties responsible for their actions.

For more than 40 years, the attorneys at Drivon Turner & Waters, PLC, have dedicated their careers to helping accident victims and families take timely action in personal injury and wrongful death claims. Whether our client suffered catastrophic injuries or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, we make sure that his or her claim seeking fair compensation is filed within state-set time limits.

How Long Do I Have To File A Claim?

California has specific statutes of limitations depending on the type of case filed by a plaintiff. Once the statute is up, a claim against the negligent party is no longer allowed, meaning a victim or family members forfeit their right to seek damages for injuries or loss of life.

The statutes in California are:

  • Personal injury — Two years after an injury has occurred
  • Medical malpractice — One year after a person's death and three years after injury
  • Wrongful death — Two years after the individual's death

If a claim involves a state, city, county or school entity, then a plaintiff must present a claim within six months of the incident in order to seek compensation.

We Will Seek Justice On Your Behalf

When you retain the services of our experienced personal injury lawyers, you can rest assured knowing that your case is being handled by a professional who understands the balance between knowing the law and applying it to your unique situation.

We will take the course of action that is in your best interests — whether this means negotiating a settlement outside of court or taking your case to trial. We will seek justice on your behalf so that you can get on with your life.

Schedule A Free Initial Consultation

To talk to an attorney about your right to compensation after a serious or fatal accident, contact our Stockton law office to schedule an appointment. Call 209-800-8971 or send us an email to get started.