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How long do I have to bring my case against a person who was driving under the influence?

In South Carolina, in most cases, you have three years to file a lawsuit against someone for injuries sustained in an accident when they were driving under the influence. This is known as the statute of limitations.

Drunk driving accident cases may also involve claims against the bars and nightclubs where the person became intoxicated. The statute of limitations for cases against the bar or nightclub is typically three years. However, in some cases, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit is less than three years, so you should always consult with an attorney to find out the statute of limitations for your particular case.


Shelly Leeke
South Carolina Injury Lawyer

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