Generally, you have 3 years from the date of an accident to file a case in Massachusetts. There are exceptions though. So in all instances we encourage injured persons to speak with an experienced attorney about the specifics of their case because the longer they wait important information or evidence can be lost. For example, the vehicles involved in the accident could be fixed. The intersection where the accident happened could be changed by the city or town. Witnesses could disappear. The best course of action is to have your case reviewed as soon as possible. Cases are NOT like wine – they generally do not get better as they age.