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Don't wait too long to file civil claims after car accidents

Anyone in South Carolina who has been injured in a car crash caused by another person's negligence may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses. This is something that can only be done by filing and successfully litigating a legal claim in civil court. Of course, time is of the essence when choosing to pursue personal injury claims for injuries resulting from car accidents.

Every state has what are called statutes of limitations. These are time limits set by the state for how long one may pursue legal claims in court. For personal injury cases in South Carolina, victims only have three years to file from the time their injuries occurred.

In some cases, particularly those involving children or the mentally disabled, this time limit may be extended. This is called tolling. An experienced attorney can provide more in-depth information about this topic for those who believe it may apply to their cases.

When car accidents result in injuries, for victims and their families, the thought of taking legal action may not be the first thing to come to mind. It is okay to take one's time before filing a personal injury claim. It is just important to not wait too long or the chance to seek compensation may quickly pass. When ready, an experienced personal injury attorney can assist victims of car accidents in pursing the legal claims appropriate to their individual circumstances. With help, full and fair compensation may be achieved if litigation in civil court proves successful.

Source: FindLaw, "South Carolina Civil Statute of Limitations Laws", Accessed on Jan. 17, 2017

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