What is the statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim?

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I was injured in Newton from a pretty seriously in a car accident on a residential street. I’ve read an article on selecting a personal injury lawyer, but I am feeling rushed and confused. I’ve been contacted by someone who I think represents an injury attorney. She said I should hire an attorney fast.  What’s the statute on limitations to file a personal injury claim?


While it is important to contact an personal injury attorney soon after an accident, you should not be rushed into a decision. You need to hire the right person for the job.  You should talk to an attorney who concentrates in personal injury cases, not someone who does this work “on the side” while handling other areas of the law in their office.

Massachusetts allows three years in most situations (statute of limitations) before your personal injury case ceases to exist unless it is filed in the appropriate court. There are situations where notice must be given well before three years goes by and in at least one type of case, within thirty days of an incident.  At Krasnow, Keller & Boris P.C. you are hiring an attorney with 30 years experience in personal injury. We investigate the incident that caused your injury promptly, and keep you advised every step of the way.

Our Newton personal injury attorneys serve Boston’s Metrowest region, representing victims of personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents, construction site injuries, premises liability claims, slip and fall injuries, negligence cases, workers compensation claims, and social security disability matters.

Our experienced personal injury lawyers provide legal services to individuals, families and businesses throughout the Greater Boston region as well as all of Massachusetts.  Located in the Boston Metrowest town of Framingham, our attorneys serve adjacent communities including Ashland, Cambridge, Dedham, Dover, Hopkinton, Holliston, Lowell, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Natick, Needham, Newton, Sherborn, Sudbury, Waltham, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Middlesex County and Worcester County.

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