New Year’s resolutions often are promises to take action in the new year. If you or a loved one have a claim resulting from an accidental injury (car crash, slip and fall, premises liability, etc.) a resolution to act is not only a good idea, but is a necessity. Personal injury claims have deadlines for filing in court. If an injured person misses the deadline for their claim, then the claim cannot be filed. These deadlines are known as statutes of limitations and vary depending upon the type of claim and the circumstances of the individual case. For example, a personal injury case in Hawaii for an injury from a car accident may have a two year deadline from the date of the accident, or the date of the last payment of personal injury protection benefits by an insurance company, whichever is later. There are other rules which can also affect the calculation of the deadline for car accident cases and others. It can be confusing, so the best resolution is to contact a personal injury attorney for a free consultation rather attempting it to calculate it yourself.
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