Depends is the answer to your question. You really need to present more facts as per the injuries and time of discovery of those injuries
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Need to know more information such as your age at the time of the incident (if a minor the statute of limitations would be extended; or was a lawsuit ever filed etc etc where you represented by counsel etc - be aware that the statute of limitation for personal injury claims in California is two years from date of incident (with a few exceptions) You need to immediately call a local attorney to see if you still have time to file a claim,
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How old were you?
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I think you shot yourself in the foot by waiting this long. Note than likely you have missed the statute of limitations but you should talk to a personal injury lawyer.
Thats a long long time to wait. The SOL in CA for personal injury is generally 2 years, but it could be shorter or longer depending upon certain things (i.e. against a Govt entity, if the plaintiff is a minor, if the defendant left the jurisdiction), etc... You should definitely consult with an attorney and give them all the information for an accurate opinion.
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