In Alberta, the general time limit to file a lawsuit after a car accident is within two years from the date of the accident. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations and is set out in the Alberta Limitations Act. If you do not file your lawsuit within this time period, you may be barred from doing so.

There are some limited exceptions to this general rule, however. For instance, if you were a minor at the time of the accident, you have a longer time period to sue (i.e. within two years of the minor’s 18th birthday). If you have been involved in a car accident, it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss the limitation period or prejudice your right to pursue damages.