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How long do I have to present a lawsuit?

On Behalf of | Jan 12, 2018 | Advice

The period a person must present a claim in a civil case its ruled by the statue of limitations. This varies depending on the state the suit is presented and the type claim.

At Contreras Law we have years of experience with numerous types of civil cases in the state of California. The concern regarding claim time limits it’s one of the most frequent questions we get by clients.

In a case of breach of writing contract, the time limit to present the claim is four years. For example, if you borrowed money from someone and you stopped paying the agreed payments, this person may present a claim up to four years starting the day you stopped paying.

It’s the same if you’re the other way around, let’s say you have a written agreement with someone regarding a loan or a rent, if this person breaches the agreement, you may present your claim up to four years from the day the contract was broken.

The time limit varies depending on the claim, we mentioned an example with a written contract, however if the agreement was not in writing, then the time frame to present the claim its only two years.

In fraud cases for example, the time limit is up to three years after the fraud was committed.

Its very important that you consult with an experience firm regarding claims in which you’re unsure of what the time limit is. An attorney can review your case, whether your suing or being sued, and look for the best way to represent you.

If you’d like to review a case for a legal dispute or have more questions regarding time limits for claims, we’d be happy to assist you. Please contact us for a free consultation, click here to schedule or send a SMS to 619-648-9652.

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