Understanding the statute of limitations is crucial when dealing with legal matters, including truck accident lawsuits. This legal time frame sets the deadline for filing a lawsuit after the accident occurs. In South Carolina, knowing the statute of limitations is especially important for truck accidents, as missing this deadline could mean losing the right to seek compensation.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After an 18-Wheeler Crash?

The South Carolina Statute of Limitations

In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit after an 18-wheeler crash is typically three years from the date of the accident. This means if you were injured in a trucking crash, you typically have a three-year window to initiate legal proceedings seeking compensation for personal injury or property damage resulting from the collision. However, it's important to note that there may be exceptions or variations depending on the specific circumstances of the case, and consulting with a qualified attorney who focuses on personal injury law can help guide you through this process.

The statute of limitations for personal injury cases, including those resulting from 18-wheeler accidents, is typically outlined in the South Carolina Code of Laws. Specifically, this information can be found in Title 15, Chapter 3, Section 15-3-530 of the South Carolina Code

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Although the three-year period is the general rule, specific circumstances might change this time frame. Our team of experienced attorneys can help you navigate these complexities, ensuring you meet all necessary deadlines. If you or someone you know has been involved in an 18-wheeler crash and have questions about filing deadlines, contact our office today. You can reach us by filling out the chat box below or by calling (803) 790-2800 in Columbia, SC, or (843) 427-2800 in Myrtle Beach, SC. We are here to help.

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