Few physical activities are as refreshing as an early morning or late evening walk. However, walking comes with its share of risks. One of these is the risk of pedestrian accidents. If you are involved in a pedestrian accident that is attributable to a motorist, you may pursue them for compensation for the resulting economic and non-economic damages.
However, you do not have the luxury to file a personal injury claim when you want to. The state of Virginia, like all the other states, has a statute of limitations that governs how much time a plaintiff has to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Virginia statute of limitations for personal injury
Under Virginia statute, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party. You risk forfeiting your right to compensation if you fail to file within this period.
A pedestrian accident can leave you with devastating injuries. Consider legal help to file your claim in the correct manner.