8. Check if your lawsuit is timely
What does this mean? If your lawsuit is timely, it means that there are definite time limits to file a lawsuit. These time limits regarding lawsuits are known as statutes of limitations. For example, some claims might actually expire as quickly as one year after the event, while others are still available for as long as 25 years, based on the state’s statute of limitations.
Needless to say that the period of time is also based on the kind of lawsuit you’re filing. So, even if you are indeed the victim, it might not be possible for you to file a lawsuit against someone because a certain time has passed. Check which statute of limitations applies to you.