No, it is not too late. Generally, the rule is that the statute of limitations for an automobile accident is three years. However, there is an exception to this rule for minors. A person under the age of 18 has one year from his or her 18th birthday to bring a lawsuit even if the statute of limitations otherwise bars the claim. Thus, in your case, the limitation period will not bar the claim until your daughter turns 19.

You have to be very careful. There are different statutes of limitations depending on how you were injured. Therefore, it is important to contact an attorney immediately.

If you’ve been injured, call me. We get results! And remember, we do not get paid unless you win.

Daniel W. Mabis is with the law firm of Matecun, Thomas & Olson, PLC in Howell. He answers readers’ questions on legal matters affecting individuals, their families and their businesses. Email questions to [email protected], or if your question is urgent, call (517) 548-7400. The information in this column is not intended as legal advice

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