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How Much Time Does Wisconsin Give Me to File an Injury Claim?

Generally, you have 3 years to file a personal injury claim

Wisconsin has a hard-and-fast rule about time limits for filing an injury lawsuit. The clock on the statute of limitations typically starts running once the injury occurs. In most cases, you have three years to file an injury lawsuit, whether the injury resulted from a motor vehicle accident or from someone else’s negligence. This three-year limit is reduced to two years if there is a death.

Even if you’re not sure about filing a lawsuit, you should speak with an attorney as quickly as possible so that you don’t miss that two- or three-year deadline. Once it runs, there is no recourse. Time passes very quickly, and gathering the evidence needed to file a lawsuit can itself take up a lot of that time. Contact Eisenberg Law Offices at 608-256-8356 to speak with an attorney.

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