How Will The Coronavirus Affect Statute of Limitations in Pennsylvania?

How Will The Coronavirus Affect Statute of Limitations in Pennsylvania?

When someone is wrongly injured, they will generally file a personal injury claim to help them recover the compensation they need to heal. However, when you file a personal injury claim, you will have to do so within the state’s statute of limitations. The term “statute of limitations” refers to the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is, generally, two years, you will have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the negligent party.

However, in the wake of the coronavirus, we fear that this may change. Let’s say you are someone who was injured in an auto accident and initially did not want to sue the person responsible for your injuries, and instead figured you’d wait until they healed. However, your injuries did not heal, and now you are approaching the statute of limitations, and therefore have no choice but to file a claim so you can receive the compensation you need. If a quarantine goes in place, or even if you are infected and therefore cannot come in contact with others, it can be hard to say what will happen if the statute of limitations for your case lapses in that timeframe. Though we’d like to think the state will extend the statute of limitations for all who’ve been quarantined, we cannot guarantee this will happen. As soon as we learn more, we will let you know. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to speak with our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys today.

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There is nothing worse than sustaining injuries at the hands of a negligent party. Now, you must recover physically, and you must also find a way to pay for your recovery. This is why if you or someone you know has sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, you must contact the Law Offices of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today. An attorney who is willing to fight for your right to a smooth recovery can make all the difference.

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