Blog: HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU HAVE?

Statute of Limitations expectations in Easton, Allentown and Bethlehem PA, the Lehigh Valley and western NJ including Allentown

Every state enforces strict time limits for filing a civil action, known as the “statute of limitations.” With few exceptions, if a lawsuit is not filed within the legally prescribed limit, then a plaintiff will be legally barred from suing. Thus, those who have been injured due to negligence or intentional wrongdoing have good reason to meet with an attorney as soon as possible.

Statutes of limitation are set by state or federal legislatures and may vary with respect to the type of claim. In Pennsylvania, one of the longest statutes of limitation is for the victim of child sexual assault, in that type of matter, a child sexual abuse victim typically has until age 30 to file a civil suit against the liable parties.

HINT: If you’ve been the victim of any injury, you don’t want to wait to speak to an attorney, who can preserve evidence and begin preparing your case immediately, while information is fresh in the witness’ mind.

The Margolis Law Firm can be your advocate in negotiations or in the courtroom.

We are located at 675 Walnut Street, 2nd floor.

Call us at +1 610-438-4244 to schedule a consultation to review the details of your case.

Voted Super Lawyer in 2010-2017.

HINT: If you are a guest or tenant who is injured in an accident on rental property, the party responsible for maintaining the area or condition that caused your accident is liable.

Please email your questions or comments to Steven@TheMargolisLawFirm.com.

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