Slip and Fall at Lifestyle Rx, serious injuries.
3 attorney answers
You have two years to settle your claim or file suit.
However, you may be barred from bringing a successful lawsuit depending on what your gym membership and release says. That may be one of the reasons why most of these attorneys are not taking your case.
There are several aspects of your case that would need to be explored. You're probably familiar with the initial questions if you've consulted several lawyers already. If you'd like to contact me, I can recommend an attorney in your area who may be able to help.
The time frame issue is referred to as the Statute of limitations.
This means that your case has to be formally settled (in writing), or a lawsuit on file in the correct Court, within a certain period of time. These time periods can vary.
I am not giving you legal advice, as I am not familiar with your case.
Some time periods can be quite short. For example, if the person or entity responsible is a governmental entity, e.g. the State, a County, the City, the Federal Government, etc., the time period to first submit a formal claim to the correct government office, in the correct manner, can be as short as six months from the date of the injury.
If the at-fault party is not a governmental or other special entity, the normal Statute of limitations for a personal injury case in California is two (2) years from the date of injury.
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