How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?

This is a good and important question to ask when it comes to personal injury lawsuits. The length of time in which you have to file personal injury lawsuits is known as the statute of limitations for these cases, and this time frame varies from state to state.

In the state of Virginia, there is a two-year statute of limitations for filing personal injury lawsuits. This means that, in order for injured people to seek compensation through personal injury lawsuits, these cases must be filed within two years of the date:

  • On which the accident or incident that caused the personal injuries occurred; or
  • On which the personal injuries were diagnosed or discovered.

Because these time frames are very strict, it’s best for injured people to move forward with filing personal injury lawsuits as soon as they can to avoid running out the statute of limitations.