Every action, whether it be motor vehicle, slip and fall, malpractice, etc., has a statute of limitations. This means that you must bring legal action within a certain time period or you will lose your right to the claim forever. In Colorado, you have 3 years to bring a motor vehicle action, 2 years for a slip and fall claim, 2 years for a general negligence claim, 1 year for an assault, and 2 years for a medical malpractice action. However, each claim is different and your case specific facts may vary the statute of limitations date.
If you have been injured in an accident and are thinking of making a claim, it is very important that you find out what the statute of limitations is right away to ensure you don’t lose your right to bring a claim. Do not rely on the insurance company to provide you with the correct statute of limitations. In fact, just recently an insurance company sent our client a letter with an erroneous statute of limitations date and other false information regarding the time period he had to make a claim. For accurate information regarding this important date, our experienced attorneys can help provide you with the information you need.
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