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What Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in South Carolina?

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, more than 13 auto accidents happen every hour, and at least 2 people are killed in car crashes daily. Traffic incidents account for most instances of personal injury, but these statistics don’t include medical negligence, slip and fall injuries, product liability cases, or workplace incidents. While you may have a legitimate reason to pursue a personal injury claim against a responsible party, if you don’t file the paperwork in time, you could lose all possible compensation.

A statute of limitation is a law that sets the maximum amount of time you have to take legal action after an accident. For example, in South Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is 3 years. If, for instance, you sustained injury during an auto accident. You have 3 years from the date of the auto accident to file a lawsuit with the state’s civil court.

The statute of limitations was created to protect the defendant from fraudulent claims. If a person decided to pursue a claim after a few years, for example, the court would think the injury wasn’t severe enough to warrant immediate treatment. However, if your doctor recently diagnosed you with an injury caused by an incident that happened years before, you still have another 3 years after your diagnosis to file a claim.

If you’re ready to submit a claim against an insurance company for your injury, talk to one of our Greenville personal injury attorneys for a free consultation. Call us at (864) 408-8890 or fill out our online form to tell us about your case. Make sure you don’t bear the burden of financial loss because of someone else’s negligence.


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