California, as of April 15, 2015, has required that all lawsuits for personal injuries be brought before or on the second anniversary of the injury-producing event. So, what does that mean? As a general rule, you have two years from the time of the injury to file your lawsuit with the appropriate court. For property damage, they add an extra year and give you three years, up until the third anniversary of the event. Now, if your injury involved a public entity or incurred on public property, the time limits can be as short as six months.
Under no circumstances can you rely upon the time limits listed in this post because the time limits can change. It is important to consult an attorney to confirm the current time limits to file a suit. If you would like to discuss the time limits on your lawsuit, contact the Law Offices of Frank M. Nunes at 559-436-0850.