What is the Statute of Limitations in a Refinery Plant Explosion Case?
The statute of limitations is just the time limit on how long you have to file a lawsuit in a court to recover damages or money from the companies who caused the incident and for the injuries that you suffered. This depends on the state you’re in. Typically the statute of limitations is governed by state law. It can range anywhere from as low as 1 year after the incident occurs up to 4 years after the incident occurs. It really just depends on the state. The most important thing to keep in mind, in this department, is you should really take action as fast as possible after something like this occurs, because you don’t want to wait around and potentially miss out on being able to assert yourself and file a claim because the statute of limitations has in fact run. It’s very much better to be safe than sorry when it comes to asserting yourself and filing a claim, because it can be as little as 1 year before your deadline expires.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a plant or refinery explosion, the personal injury attorneys at Zehl & Associates, PC can help maximize your recovery. Contact us today for a free consultation.