My daughter was hurt in a car accident when she was 10 years old. She is now 14 and needs surgery. Her doctor thinks that she needs the surgery due to the car accident. Is it too late to sue the other driver? The accident was the other driver’s fault if that matters.
No, it is not too late. Generally, the rule is that the statute of limitations for an automobile accident is three years. However, there is an exception to this rule for minors. A person under the age of 18 has one year from his or her 18th birthday to bring a lawsuit even if the statute of limitations otherwise bars the claim. Thus, in your case, the limitation period will not bar the claim until your daughter turns 19.
You have to be very careful. There are different statutes of limitations depending on how you were injured. Therefore, it is important to contact an attorney immediately. If you’ve been injured, call me. We get results! And remember, we do not get paid unless you win.