Generally speaking, Jones Act injury claims are regulated by a three year statute of limitations from the date the accident occurred. While this may seem to give you plenty of time to make the decision whether or not to sue, keep in mind that a lot of unexpected problems can come up that will drag the process out much longer than you anticipated. Witnesses can change their minds or pass away. Companies can change ownership or go out of business entirely.
Concerned you wont be able to file a suit? See who is eligible to file a claim under the Jones Act .