The third largest city in Missouri, Springfield residents may be at an increased risk of suffering a personal injury. From a traffic accident to a workplace accident, if you’ve experienced a personal injury in the Springfield area, you may be wondering if there are time limits for filing a personal injury claim?
Mike Wyatt of the Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Personal Injury Firm in Springfield says time limits for filing a personal injury claim depend on the state. The time limit is also referred to as the statute of limitations, which is defined as a period of limitation for bringing legal action.
It’s helpful for Springfield residents to be aware of time limits in Missouri as outlined below. The time “begins” at the date of injury.
Missouri Time Limits for Filing a Claim
- Three-year time limit for filing a personal injury claim
- Five-year time limit for filing a wrongful death claim
According to Wyatt, however, “There is a concept called the statute of repose. If there’s some reason you couldn’t have brought the claim within the statute of limitations, you may still bring the claim within the statute of repose if it meets the exceptions.”
Do You Need to File a Springfield Personal Injury Claim?
The Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Personal Injury Firm attorneys have more than 50 years of trial and litigation experience, practicing specifically in the areas of auto accident law, personal injury, trucking accidents and workers’ compensation. Our team has collected millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
As discussed, there are time limits for filing a personal injury claim, so if you have suffered an injury, we encourage you to contact the Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Springfield team as soon as possible for a free consultation. There are absolutely no fees until a settlement or verdict is reached!
Request a free consultation with our team of Springfield personal injury attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!