I was in accident almost 5 months ago and was injured, how long do I have to get all medical expenses paid?

The accident was ruled not my fault. I suffered a busted knee that required surgery, with an additional surgery required for a total knee replacement.

Asked on July 12, 2014 under Personal Injury, Tennessee


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

The time in which a legal claim must be filed is called the "statute of limitations". With certain exceptions, any attempt at filing a claim after that time will be barred. The statute of limitations in most states for filing a personal injury claim is 1-3 years; in KY it is 1 year from the date the injury occurred.

At this point, you should meet with a local personal injury attorney and go over the details of your case. A consultation of this type is typically free.

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