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Statute of Limitations: What are the Parameters?

Posted by Bradford Coates | Apr 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

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There are time limitations to bring certain types of legal cases no matter what those cases are. It is important to understand this if you are a layperson bringing your case in for a lawyer to take a look at. You need to know about the New Hampshire statute of limitations if that is where your case is being handled. There are state-specific rules regarding statute of limitations in many cases, and sometimes there are even local laws that you need to be aware of when trying to file one of these cases. If you get your Nashua personal injury attorney working the case, you have a better chance of understanding what those limitations are and how they relate to what you are attempting to do. 

What Does the Statute of Limitations Look Like In New Hampshire?

There are different statutes for different types of cases in New Hampshire, so you should be well aware of this fact before you begin the process of attempting to get a case going there. You want to make sure that the statute hasn't already passed. This may be particularly relevant to you if you have a team of Nashua personal injury attorneys working to defend you in a criminal matter. If that is the situation, then you want to save yourself from the potential for harm by knowing if and when your statute of limitations may expire in your case. 

Do Personal Injury Lawsuits Have Limitations? 

The standard limitation on time for personal injury lawsuits in New Hampshire is three years. Your personal injury lawyer Nashua will always encourage you to file a case much sooner than that if you are able to. They don't want you to wait until the last minute because it takes a great deal of time for these cases to work their way through the courts, and you may run out of time if you wait too long. 

The thing about these cases is that you need to make sure that you get to them with your personal injury attorney Nashua rapidly while they are still relevant and while all of the details about your case can be gathered. The last thing in the world that you want to do is allow some aspect of your case to get stale and cause your attorney to have to tell you that they are unable to help because the case has not gotten too far gone for them to do anything about it. Believe it or not, that kind of thing does happen sometimes, and people who make this mistake when they try to file a case are often very disappointed both in themselves and in the ultimate result (or lack of a result) because they did not act more quickly. 

Here at Coates Law Office, we always tell clients that they should try to do everything in their power to bring a case to our attention as soon as they realize that they may have something that needs to be reviewed by a court. Remember, no matter how small you personally think your case is, that is not necessarily the truth. There are many people who are injured in less than dramatic ways that still need relief from a court of law. We are there to provide those people with the support that they need in those cases. Please put your faith and trust in us to get the job done right for you. We will always put our very best effort into every case that is handed our way. 

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Bradford Coates

Practice Areas Personal Injury 100% Education University of Wyoming, College of Law, Laramie, Wyoming J.D. Bar Admission New Hampshire, 2016 Current Employment Position Owner

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