If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of another’s negligence, then you should contact Thompsons Personal Injury Solicitors within three years of the injury.
The Law is outlined in the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973. The Act affords you a three year time limit within which to raise a Court Action against those you hold responsible for your injuries.
If you do not raise a Court Action for personal injury compensation within the three year time limit, then a Court is likely to hold your claim to be Time-Barred. There are some exceptions to the rule, one of which being children who have three years from their sixteenth birthday to make a claim as they are considered not to have legal capacity within which to bring a claim before they reach the age of sixteen.
There are some other exceptions which are a bit more obscure than that plus the Act affords a Court some discretion when dealing with claims which are brought out of time. If you have been involved in an accident involving personal injury, then you should instruct a Personal Injury Solicitor to make an injury compensation claim on your behalf as soon as conceivably possible.
The earlier you instruct a Solicitor to advance a claim on your behalf, then it affords your representative an opportunity to preserve the evidence which will still be fresh in the minds of those who witnessed the accident.