If you’ve been in a car accident, there are probably many questions running through your head about your options. One of the most important things to take into consideration after your accident is the Oklahoma car accident statute of limitations. As personal injury attorneys specializing in car accidents for many years, we’re here to explain what that means and how it can affect your case.
A statute of limitations is a law that sets a specific time limit on your right to bring a lawsuit to court. When it comes to car accidents, Oklahoma Statues section 12-95 sets the statute of limitations for nearly all lawsuits involving car accidents. Section 12-95 states that you have two years to ask the courts for a civil case for your personal injury or damage to your personal property resulting from your accident. The deadline is two years following the actual date of the accident.
It is important to note that if someone died due to a car accident, there is a different deadline to file your case. According to Oklahoma Statutes section 12-1053, a family member or representative of the estate must file a wrongful death suit within two years of the date of the victim’s death, not the accident date.
Keeping the statute of limitations top of mind is important following your accident. While we understand this may seem overwhelming while you are recovering from your injuries, remember that we are here to help.
At Fulmer Sill, we have been helping car accident victims seek justice for over 30 years. If you or a loved one are a victim of a car accident in Oklahoma, we encourage you to consult with our team as soon as possible. All initial consultations are free, and we don’t charge any up-front fees for representation. We handle all fees on a contingency basis, meaning that unless we’re successful, you don’t have to pay us. Please contact us at (405) 433-7414 for a free consultation.