How Long Do I have to File My Vermont Personal Injury Case?
In Vermont, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is three years. This means that a lawsuit must be filed or the case must be settled within three years of the date when the injury occurred.
However, every personal injury case is unique and it is strongly recommended that you contact a lawyer if you have specific questions about how the statute of limitations applies to your specific circumstances.
In addition, it can take months for a lawyer to prepare for filing a lawsuit. Part of a lawyer’s preparation will include obtaining evidence, ordering and reviewing medical records, and retaining expert witnesses. Accordingly, it is very important that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible if you have been injured.
At Bergeron, Paradis & Fitzpatrick we have been helping injured Vermonters obtain compensation for their personal injuries for over 30 years.