The Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases

  • Personal Injury
April 5, 2024

Experiencing a personal injury can be a life-altering experience—one that leaves you reeling from the physical and emotional pain and the unexpected financial burdens.

In this situation, the last thing you want to consider is the legal deadline for filing a personal injury claim. We empathize but also want to empower you with the knowledge you need to protect your rights and receive the compensation you deserve.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Colorado statute of limitations in personal injury cases.

Understanding Colorado Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

Colorado law, like every state, allows tort victims to pursue claims against the party who caused the personal injury (the tortfeasor). However, legal action must be initiated within a specific time frame. Once that statute of limitations expires, victims may forfeit their right to take legal action.

In our state, tort victims generally have two years from the date of their injury (or the death of their family member) to bring a claim.

If motor vehicles are involved, Colorado extends the statute of limitations for personal injuries to three years from the date of the collision.

Colorado law provides these statutes of limitation to encourage prompt resolution of claims and because delay may be unfairly prejudicial to someone facing a lawsuit for actions committed by them several years or decades ago.

Don't Let Time Run Out on Your Personal Injury Claim!

If someone else’s negligent behavior has hurt you and you have questions about Colorado’s statute of limitations, contact Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. immediately. With over 30 years of personal injury experience, we offer strategic yet empathetic legal solutions for personal injury victims. Whether you are facing a time-sensitive situation or need guidance on navigating complex legal procedures, our team is here to provide the support and advocacy you deserve. Contact us today!

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