The law requires you to settle your claim, start a lawsuit, or give special notice within limited times after the injury. This is called the Statute of Limitations and if you do not file your case within this time period, you may not be able to sue the person or entity that injured you.
The time you have to take action may also depend on the person or entity that caused your accidental injury.
You should speak with an attorney as soon as possible to make sure that you take the appropriate action before too much time has passed. Please contact your local lawyer referral service to be connected with a qualified personal injury lawyer who can advise you about your rights and options.