How Long After an Accident Do I Have to File a Claim?


Were you or a loved one injured in an accident?  If so, you’re probably going to file a claim for the damaged suffered as a result of the accident. Sometimes after an accident, it could take weeks or several months to realize the true impact of your injuries. For this reason, you may have put off filing your claim.

While you may miss out by filing before your injuries are fully realized, it’s important to file before time is up. The statute of limitation determines the amount of time an injured person has to file a claim for damages.  If you don’t file within the statute of limitation, then you are unable to file a claim. The statute of limitation varies by state and type of claim. Generally speaking, the statute of limitation for filing a claim in Virginia for personal injury is two years.

It can be difficult to understand the statute of limitation that applies to your type of claim.

According to Daniel L. Crandall of the Law Offices of Crandall & Katt, generally speaking, the time frame in which you can file a claim starts when the wrongful act occurred that caused injury. There are a limited number of cases where the claim starts when the injured party discovers an injury has occurred.

Depending on the circumstances, this can be very complicated. In some instances, such as medical malpractice, the harm suffered isn’t always immediately apparent. The discover rule doesn’t apply to every situation, though, and any delay in discovery must be reasonable under the circumstances.

Due to the complexity of statutes of limitation and the claims process, it’s in your best interest to consult an experienced attorney. A personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of Daniel L. Crandall will insure you understand the statute of limitation that applies to your case and see that your claim is filed during that period. For more information or to set up a consultation, contact 1-800-LAW-8000.

What is Product Liability?


Every year, defective and unsafe products cause thousands of injuries in the United States. Product liability laws help protect consumers from defective and dangerous products, manufacturers must abide by these laws to keep consumers safe.

Manufacturers are required to provide adequate instructions and warnings on products in which a potential risk of harm associated with the product could be reduced by instructions or warnings. Also taken into account is whether the exclusion of a reasonable warning or instruction affects the product’s safeness.

When creating instructions and warning labels, the product manufacturer must do two things: warn the consumer of the product’s unforeseen dangers and provide instructions on how to use the product so that it can be used safety and potential dangers can be avoided.

While warnings are not always required, they must be provided when:

  • The product presents a danger.
  • The manufacturer is aware of the danger.
  • The danger is present when the product is used for its intended purpose or in a reasonable manner.
  • The danger is not obvious to a reasonable user.

Product manufacturers are required to provide a sufficient warning when necessary. If the product manufacturer fails to provide an adequate warning when a warning is required, then the manufacturer can be held liable in the event that the product causes harm to a consumer.

If you have been harmed by a defective or unsafe product, contact the product liability lawyers at the Law Office of Daniel L. Crandall. Product liability lawyers can help consumers navigate the complex legalities of product safety and receive the compensation they are entitled to. The Law Office of Daniel L. Crandall has over 100 years of combined experience protecting the rights of injured victims, and has represented clients who have suffered harm from defective or unsafe power tools, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, helmets, motor vehicles and car parts, children’s toys, and industrial, manufacturing and agricultural equipment.

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