Can you sue for a broken heart?
The “broken heart law”, as it’s known, means if your spouse cheats during your marriage, you can sue the person they cheated with for damages – sometimes for millions. Ouch. But if you come between two spouses, you’re the one at risk of being up for millions.
Can you sue for something that happened years ago?
Except for when you sue a government agency, you almost always have at least one year from the date of harm to file a lawsuit, no matter what type of claim you have or which state you live in. In short, you should have no statute of limitations worries if you sue within this one-year period.
What happens if you miss the statute of limitations?
Missing the limitation period means your client may be without recourse. For this reason, failing to file a claim on time often leads to a claim against the lawyer who missed the limitation period. Lawyers who take on cases in other jurisdictions must know the relevant limitation periods.
Can I sue a doctor after 10 years?
Every medical malpractice case is subject to a statute of limitations – a period of time in which a plaintiff is allowed to file his or her claim in court. Depending upon the type of case and state where the lawsuit is being filed, this time limit can be as short as a year or two, or as long as ten years.