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There are times when the defendant in a personal injury case will be an entity of the government (state or federal). In this case, the guidelines for filing claims and the laws are different than if it was just a lawsuit against a private party. You will have from between 30 days to one year to file your claim against the government, depending on your location. The types of personal injuries that tend to fall in this area are accidents regarding government buildings, schools, school buses and also on roadways and streets. You will need to contact your city or county's attorney's office in order to find out the exact statute of limitations, or better yet, have your qualified personal injury lawyer do it for you.