Chris from Greentown asks, “How much time do I have to file a personal injury action?” Pennsylvania has a two-year statute of limitations. If a claim is not filed within two years of the date of the incident, you will be forever time-barred in bringing forth a claim. But, some defendants have to be put on notice far before then. For example, a government entity must be placed on notice within six months of the date of the incident. And in other cases, like a medical malpractice case, the attorney has to obtain a Certificate of Merit by an expert to validate that malpractice occurred before the action can be filed. So, it’s imperative to have an attorney review your case as soon as practical after the injury in order to fully protect your legal rights.