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What is the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit for a car accident in Michigan?

You must file a lawsuit against a negligent driver or owner of a vehicle in a Michigan car accident within three years of the date of the accident.  This is different than a claim for Michigan No-Fault Insurance Benefits, which requires that a suit be filed within one year after a benefit becomes due.  If a minor or legally incapacitated person is injured in the accident, the period can be extended beyond the three year period. 

These deadlines are very unforgiving so you should contact our Michigan car accident lawyers as soon as possible so that your case is not destroyed.  Request our FREE BOOK, "The Ultimate Michigan Car Accident Handbook" for a complete explanation of your rights and benefits.
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