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How much time do I have to file a lawsuit for physical injuries?

A lawsuit to recover damages for physical injuries caused by the wrongful act or negligence of another must be filed within two years. In general, the two-year period begins to run on the date the injury was sustained.There is an exception to the general rule: it is called the discovery rule, which applies where the existence of an injury is not known to the injured person. In such cases, the two-year period begins to run once the injured person has knowledge or through the exercise of reasonable diligence should have knowledge of his/her injury and the cause of his/her injury. However, the injured person does not need to know that his/her injury was caused by wrongful conduct.If you would like to know the statute of limitations for your specific case, please call us directly at 412-275-4122 or schedule a consultation online.

Contact the Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers in Pittsburgh, PA at Berger & Lagnese, LLC Today


The attorneys at Berger & Lagnese, LLC have represented plentiful array of clients in a variety of personal injury cases. Some of the types of cases which they handle include slip & fall accidents, burn injuries, ladder and scaffolding falls, spinal cord injuries and more. After a serious injury it is important to receive a medical examination if necessary, at Pittsburgh hospitals such as UPMC Mercy, Forbes Hospital or Allegheny General Hospital. However after that it is equally as important to contact a skilled Pittsburgh, PA attorney to help get the compensation you deserve. Our office is located in the heart of Pittsburgh, at 310 Grant St #720, Pittsburgh, PA and we can be reached online or via phone at 412-275-4122.