Bike Accidents (...continued)
The Law Office of Michael E. Ripley knows how to advise clients concerning their bike accident cases because lawyer Michael E. Ripley formerly represented insurance companies in these cases. He now proudly represents the bicyclists. Relying on his knowledge from both sides of the issue, you can confidently entrust your bike accident case to his care.
Statute of Limitations
The term Statute of Limitations refers to the amount of time a person has to sue for their injury. In California, the Statute of Limitations, generally, is two years from the date of the accident. This means that if a personal injury claim cannot be resolved without a lawsuit, the lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. Otherwise, the opportunity for a recovery is lost altogether.
If a claim or lawsuit is against a public entity (such as a City, the State of California, or a School District), there must be filed a governmental entity claim within six months of the date of the accident. As with the Statute of Limitations discussed above, if such a claim is not filed within six months, it means that the possibility of making a recovery against a governmental entity will be lost.