The statute of limitations is the deadline for filing a lawsuit. Typically,
this means that after an accident or injury, victims and families will
only have a limited amount of time to formulate and file their claim.
Failing to file a claim within the statute of limitations will prevent
victims from pursuing compensation for their injuries and damages.
In Virginia, the following statute of limitations
What is interesting to note about the medical malpractice provision is
that the law explicitly states the claim must be brought within two years
from the date that the actual injury took place—not when the complication
was discovered. While some states allow a lawsuit to be filed from the
time of discovery of the injury, Virginia does not.
Generally speaking, the statute of limitations is a hard and fast law.
If you were to try to file your lawsuit even a day after the statute has
ended, you will not be able to pursue your case. In some instances, the
statute of limitations can be delayed, or what is called “tolled,”
for a brief period of time. This can happen if the plaintiff cannot find
the proper means to bring forth their case, such as in cases where he
or she may be disabled, mentally incapacitated, or a minor.
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