Dec 1 2014 0

An overview of Oklahoma’s statute of limitations laws

Car accidents of any type are dangerous tragedies capable of completely changing the lives of those involved. In many ways, SUV accidents are even worse than other car accidents because SUVs are substantially larger and thus capable of causing more serious damage to other drivers and cars. Victims who drive smaller cars are often lucky to escape an SUV accident with their lives, and they will almost certainly find themselves in a hospital facing a lengthy and expensive recovery period.

These unexpected medical expenses, combined with the inability to earn an income can have a serious impact on the course of your life. Fortunately for victims, they do not always have to face these tragedies alone. If victims can prove fault or negligence on the other driver or drivers involved in an accident, they could be entitled to compensation. Victims can ill afford to drag their feet, however, as there is a time limit to a lawsuit.

Every state has what is called a statute of limitations on lawsuits, which details the amount of time that victims have to file a lawsuit for a particular offense. The statute of limitations varies by state and depending on the type of lawsuit, but this article lists many of the statutes of limitations laws in Oklahoma. In Oklahoma, personal injuries such as injuries sustained in a car accident have a two year statute of limitations, meaning that if victims have not pressed any legal charges within two years after the accident, it will become much harder if not impossible to press charges at all.

This is why it is important to act quickly if you have been in a car accident of any kind, but especially if you have suffered serious injuries in an SUV accident. The compensation you could receive from a successful lawsuit may be the difference between a simple, stress free recovery and medical bills that take you months to pay off if you manage to pay them off at all.

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