Most important life events have deadlines; even the events that are not considered fun have deadlines. For example, your income taxes are due to be filed by April 15th of each year. If you fail to file taxes on time, you will be penalized in the form of fines, late fees, and interest. The IRS imposes these penalties as a way to encourage taxpayers to file on time. Other examples of times where you might face a penalty for not meeting a deadline are failing to turn in a school or work project on time, and making a late payment on a monthly obligation. In the legal world, deadlines are set all the time. There are timeframes within which certain types of cases must be filed, and there are also deadlines set to reply to documents filed by your opposition in a case. Failing to meet these deadlines can have harsh consequences.
If you have been hurt in an accident, you have to file your case within a certain amount of time after the accident happens. If you do not file on time, the following results are likely:
- You will not be allowed to file your case.
- Any case you file out of time will be dismissed.
- You will not be permitted to recover for any of your personal injuries or seek compensation for any damage done to your personal property.
Because the time you have to file a case seems like a long time, longer certainly than most people want to wait to receive reimbursement, it can be confusing about what to do. But, keep in mind that just because the law gives you a certain amount of time to file a case, that does not mean it will take that entire time to reach a resolution. It is best to file suit right away, so your right to do so is preserved. If you are able to reach an agreement without the need to take your case all the way to trial, you are permitted to do so. But, in the event you are not satisfied with any offer made to you, having your case on file will ensure that you are able to prosecute it fully. We know how to calculate the deadline, and will make sure that your case does not slip through the cracks. We will also work hard to resolve all of the issues of your case in a way that makes sense for you and fits the facts of your case. Call today to speak with one of our trained legal professionals, and take the steps needed to file on time.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident, call our office to learn your options. Let an experienced attorney help you figure what is best for you. Call a Bloomington, Minnesota personal injury attorney today.