29/12/2014 by Braithwaite Boyle
Time Limitation Dates – How long before I lose my rights to sue for my injury damages?
In Alberta you have 2 years from the date of the accident to file a Statement of Claim to start a lawsuit. After the 2 year limitation date expiry, if no Statement of Claim has been filed, you will not be able to get compensation for your injuries.
Minors have 2 years from the date that they turn 18 years of age to file a Statement of Claim. It is best to speak with a Braithwaite Boyle injury lawyer regarding a minor’s injury claim. We do not recommend waiting until a minor is 18 years of age to put forward a claim because evidence is lost and forgotten, witnesses move, and memories fade over time.
In some injury cases there are statutes that reduce the limitation period time to 3 months or less, for example when suing a Federal, Provincial or Municipal Government or agency. You should contact a Braithwaite Boyle injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident injury date to learn about the limitation dates that might apply to your case.
If you or a loved one is injured, call Braithwaite Boyle today for a free initial consultation and speak to one of our experienced injury lawyers to get the help and advice you need.
Information provided by Stephanie Thomas, BSc (Honours), LLB.