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What are the time limits and restrictions of filing a car accident claim in Wisconsin against a government entity?

When you have been injured and seek to file a car accident claim against a government entity in Wisconsin you need to act fast. The statute of limitations for filing personal injury lawsuits against the government are short and if you fail to act fast you may forever lose your right to pursue a legal recovery.

When filing a car accident claim in Wisconsin you typically have 3 years to file your complaint, but when it is against a government entity you have much less time. 

The time limits imposed by the statutes of limitations in Wisconsin change depending on whom your car accident claim is filed against. For example:

  • If you file against a city, county, or school then you may just have 120 days to file a lawsuit.
  • If the claim is against a Wisconsin state employee you may have only 180 days to file a claim.


These restrictions mean that as soon as you are injured in a car accident you should consider filing your car accident claim. A car accident injury lawyer can help you get the process started and work with you through all the stages from filing your claim to accepting a fair settlement.

The sooner you begin your car accident claim in Wisconsin the better.

Not only can you make sure that your claim is filed before the statute of limitations expires, but you can also reduce the risk of losing critical evidence and get on the road to recovery now.