Every state in the U.S. has its own laws and statutes surrounding personal injury cases and each varies on the length of time the courts allow an individual to come forward and hold someone accountable for their injuries.
North Dakota’s Statute of Limitations
The state allows any injury victim who is looking to collect compensation through filing a claim or lawsuit six years from the date of the accident to do so. Now, one thing to be mindful of is that just because you attempt to obtain funds for the damages you have incurred doesn’t necessarily mean the court is going to provide them to you. You have to provide proof that indicated that the person or entity responsible for bringing upon these injuries behaved in a careless manner or was negligent in some shape for form which then led to your accident.
If you are a family member who is looking to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of your loved one who was killed in an accident, the statute of limitations to get this filed in court is two years from the date of the accident according to state statute 28, Ch.1, Section 28-01-16 and 28-01-18.
Although it may seem like a long period of time to get this claim filed, remember, the longer you wait, the less chance you have of wining your case. The alleged person or entity who acted out of disregard for your wellbeing could very well claim you injured yourself another way and could attempt to get your case thrown out. To be on the safe side, you are going to want to get your claim or lawsuit filed immediately and with the help of one of our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys located right here in North Dakota.
Don’t Let the Statute of Limitations Run Out on Your Claim
To speak with a nearby personal injury attorney in ND who can help you gather the evidence required for your burden of proof to ensure you file your claim or lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out, give us a call today. One of our agents will happily work with you to help you find and retain a lawyer in your city who is willing and able to represent you.