Douglas Law Solicitors LLP - Personal Injury Solicitors

How long do I have to claim for personal injuries?

There are strict time limits imposed by law within which a person can bring a claim for personal injuries which were caused by someone else.  If you do not commence your personal injuries claim within this time you will be legally barred from bringing your personal injuries claim – even if your injuries are very serious.


Two year time limit

Generally speaking, the time limit for bringing a personal injuries claim is 2 years from the date of the accident.  However, that really is not a very long time especially as it may take several months before the full extent of your personal injuries comes to light.  Oftentimes, people who have been injured in an accident spend weeks & months engaging in medical treatment & physiotherapy before it becomes apparent that their personal injuries are taking longer to resolve then initially hoped.  It is not unusual for people to contact us for advice several months after their accident.  However, the legal time limit of two years is strictly enforced so you shouldn’t delay in seeking expert legal advice from an experienced personal injuries solicitor.

At Douglas Law Solicitors we have a dedicated team of experienced personal injuries solicitors who will:-

  • take all necessary steps to fully investigate the circumstances of the accident;
  • advise you as to whether you have grounds to bring a claim; and
  • secure essential evidence which may be required in Court at a later date.

Douglas Law Solicitors have a dedicated team of experienced Personal Injuries Solicitors in Cork who deal with personal injury claims arising from car accidents, accidents in public places, workplace accidents & medical accidents.  We are available to answer your questions and provide you with advice.  You can email our personal injury solicitors Gráinne O’Donovan on or Aoife McCarthy on to arrange a consultation or contact us by telephone on 021 4897254.


We also offer video consultations via Skype or Zoom.


*In contentious business a solicitor may not charge fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award of settlement.




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