Massachusetts has Statutes of Limitations on all of the different legal claims. What this means is that a time limit is set on how long you have to file your personal injury claim, and how much time the state has to prosecute someone who may be liable for your personal injury. These time limits usually depend on the legal claim or crime involved in the case, and they may vary from state to state.
As a General Rule:
Civil Statutes of Limitations
Note: Most of the civil statutes of limitations are in Chapter 260 of the Courts, Judicial Officers and Proceedings in Civil Cases portion of the Massachusetts General Laws or “code.”
The Sooner The Better
If you’ve been injured in any way, or have lost a loved one due to somebody else’s error or negligence, please do not put off contacting an attorney and making your claim. Some of these cases can stretch out over months or even years, so get the ball rolling sooner than later.