This also deals with “why” you need a great personal injury attorney. That statute of limitations (the time period during which you can bring a claim) varies with the facts. In other words, if it involves a car accident you would have generally 3 years to file a complaint in court or forever be barred from doing so. But if you were in Connecticut when the accident happened you may have as little as two years. If you were 15 years old when you got hurt in a car accident you would have up to 3 years after your 18th birthday. And that’s only a few examples. If that scares you, it should.