Most personal injury laws have a statute of limitations. However, as this video explains, the discovery rule can often extend the time limit in which an individual and his personal injury attorney may file for damages.
The discovery rule mandates that the statute of limitations for a personal injury goes into effect only once a person is aware of his injury. In cases of pharmaceutical negligence, prescription users may not be aware of medication side effects for months or even years after treatment. Therefore, the discovery rule allows individuals in circumstances such as these to legally file suit for their pain and suffering.
If you have sustained a personal injury because of someone else’s negligence, the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood in Cary can help. To find out more about our legal services, or to schedule a consultation with personal injury attorney, call us at (919) 238-4668.