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Is there a time limit to filing a personal injury claim?

The statue of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is normally 2 years.  There are exceptions.  Some exceptions are when filing a lawsuit against state or local government.  To find out what exceptions may or may not apply,  please seek consultation from a legal professional.

Va. Code § 8.01-243(A)
 § 8.01-243. Personal action for injury to person or property generally; extension in actions for malpractice against health care provider.
A. Unless otherwise provided in this section or by other statute, every action for personal injuries, whatever the theory of recovery, and every action for damages resulting from fraud, shall be brought within two years after the cause of action accrues.
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