If you were hurt in a car accident, it’s important that your attorney’s investigation is conducted right away. Essential evidence may be time-sensitive, and there are strict deadlines for filing tort lawsuits. The deadline for taking legal action is usually shorter if the defendant is a government entity.
In Mississippi, the standard statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits arising from negligence is three years. Those who wish to sue a government entity, however, have just one year to commence the proceedings. What’s more, they must notify the appropriate agency at least 90 days before filing their suit.
Although most car accident claims are brought against negligent motorists, there are many circumstances when a government entity could be liable. This may apply to your case if the crash was caused by one of the following: