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Statute of Limitations

Whenever you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence and feel you may be owed compensation for our injuries, it is important to contact an experienced Cincinnati personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. This is because of the legal concept of the “statute of limitations” for a civil wrong, preventing you from filing a lawsuit against someone after a certain period of time has passed.

These laws exist for a good reason: imagine if today, you received notice that you were being sued for something that you did twenty years ago. It would be outright impossible to defend yourself from allegations of wrongdoing: almost no one keeps the kind of records necessary to clear your name.

However, these statues can be a double-edged sword. If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s actions, if you wait too long, you may end up forfeiting your right to sue that person for the tort of negligence. Different crimes will each have a different statue of limitations, but they can range from months to even years, typically with more serious crimes having longer statute of limitations. In the cases of product liability, it can be especially difficult to determine a statute of limitations as, depending on the jurisdiction, the time limit may begin on the date of manufacture rather than the date of injury.

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If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of negligence, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer, at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733, for the legal assistance you need and deserve.





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6071 Montgomery Road
CincinnatiOH 45213
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6071 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
(513) 321-7733

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