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Slip & Fall Statute of Limitations

I have been asked how long a person has to file a lawsuit when a slip and fall accident takes place.

If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you should seek medical treatment immediately. As the bills start accumulating, you may consider seeking compensation from the owner of the property where you fell. Don't wait too long.

According to California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1, an individual must file a lawsuit "within two years for damages resulting from a personal injury." After two years, a person loses their right to file a lawsuit for their damages or expenses.

Insurance companies working with an individual not represented with an attorney will try to settle for the least amount possible. You should hire a San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney to help you negotiate with the insurance company - one who is experienced in representing slip and fall victims - one who will ensure that you get fair and reasonable compensation for your injuries.

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