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Time Limits for Lawsuits

Lawsuits filed in the U.S. Legal System have an expiration period, or a Statute of Limitation, after which time the injured party is prohibited from filing a case.  The statute of limitation is different from state to state and for each type of lawsuit, but generally ranges in time from 2 years to 6 years.  Like other cases, there is an Accutane lawsuit time limit or Accutane lawsuit statute of limitations.

Statutes of Limitation are designed to guard people and companies from being exposed to lawsuits forever and to make sure valid lawsuits are filed while evidence and memories are still fresh.  If you file your claim within the required time, the Statute of Limitation has no effect on your case.

In the case of Accutane lawsuits or drug injury lawsuits, the statute of limitation usually begins when a person is injured, but in some cases may not start until the injured person discovers, or should have discovered, that the drug caused their injury.  This starting point varies from state to state.

If you have taken Accutane and have developed Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis or Crohns Disease, it is important to speak with an attorney immediately to find out how much time you have to file a claim.  Your attorney can protect your rights and preserve necessary evidence. Time to file a lawsuit for your damages is limited under any circumstance.

Even if your lawsuit has not expired, it is important to contact an Accutane attorney prior to the date your Statute of Limitations expires.  If you wait to contact an attorney until a week or month before your case expires, they may not have proper time to research your case and prepare it for filing.  Therefore, there is a greater risk that an attorney will not be able to take your case if you wait.