What is a limitation period?
A limitation period is a time limit for taking legal action that is governed by a statute of limitations. In personal injury law, there is a limitation period for making a statement of claim, after which time a claim cannot be made. These deadlines require you to:
- report an accident to your insurance company (or to the insurer of the vehicle in the accident) within 7 days of the accident;
- complete and submit your accident benefits application within 30 days of the accident;
- contact the at-fault driver that you intend to sue within 120 days of the accident; and,
- file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver within 2 years of the accident.
These strict deadlines make it even more urgent for victims to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer without delay.