How long after a car accident can you sue in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania has millions of licensed drivers with over 125,000 car accidents every year. While some motor vehicle collisions result in little to no vehicle damage or injuries. Other automobile crashes have unsalvageable property damage and, in severe cases, life-changing injuries or death.

Victims of a car accident may want to seek compensation for their damages and injuries from the at-fault party. Pennsylvania has a statute of limitations, or legal deadline, to file a car accident lawsuit. Victims have two years from the accident date to file a lawsuit for compensation for their injuries and damages. If the victim fails to file before the deadline, they cannot ever file a lawsuit for that particular accident.

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