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Statute of Limitations for Filing

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Q:Statute of Limitations for Filing

A Statute of Limitations is a law that limits the amount of time you have to file a legal claim. 


If you were injured in the workplace as a result of someone else’s negligence you must file a personal injury claim within your state’s statute of limitations to protect your rights. If you miss the deadline to file, the negligent party can argue the statute of limitations as a defense to liability. 


If you suffer personal injury from an accident, you must file your lawsuit before the Statute of Limitations applicable deadline passes otherwise your claim will be forever barred. 


It is of the utmost importance that if you have suffered a personal injury and believe someone else is responsible for causing that injury, you immediately consult with an attorney for a free case consultation by calling 866.757.6949.

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Each State Has Their Own Statute of Limitations

The specific time limitation will depend on the type of injury and the circumstances. As a general rule, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed within one year of the date the injury occurred. In some states, new laws have extended the deadline for filing to two years. However, under some circumstances, you must take action in less than a year.


For example, if you believe a governmental entity is responsible for causing your injury, you must file a claim within six months. Similarly, there are other and shortened time limitations if you need to sue a doctor for medical malpractice.


If you wait until near the end of the period to file a claim or lawsuit, your attorney may not have enough time left before the deadline to help you. If you have suffered a personal injury, it is essential that you immediately consult with a Lawyer. 

50 States – Statute of Limitations

Alabama - 2 Years  


Alabama Statutes Section 6-2-38(l)   


Alaska - 2 Years  


Alaska Statutes Section 09.10.070   


Arizona - 2 Years  


Arizona Statutes Section 12-542   


Arkansas - 3 Years

 

Arkansas Statutes Section 16-56-105   


California - 2 Years  


California Statutes Section 335.1   


Colorado - 3 Years  


Colorado Statutes Sections 13-80-101 (1) (n) (1) and 13-80-102  


 Connecticut - 2 Years  


Connecticut Statutes Annotated Section 52-584   


Delaware - 2 Years  


Delaware Statutes Code Section 8119   


Florida - 4 Years  


Florida Statutes Section 95.11(3)(a)   


Georgia - 2 Years  


Georgia Statutes Annotated Section 9-3-33  


 Hawaii - 2 Years  


Hawaii Statutes Section 657-7   


Idaho - 2 Years 


Idaho Statutes Code Section 5-219 (4)   I


Illinois - 2 Years

 

Illinois Section 13-202 (735 ILCS 5/13-202)   


Indiana - 2 Years 


Indiana Statutes Section 34-11-2-4   


Iowa - 2 Years  


Iowa Statutes Code Section 614.1(2)  


 Kansas - 2 Years  


Kansas Statutes Annotated Section 60-513   


Kentucky - 2 Years  


Kentucky Statutes Section 413.140 (1)and Section   304.39-230 6)  


 Louisiana - 1 Year 


 Louisiana Statutes Annotated Civil Code Article 3492   


Maine - 6 Years  


Maine Statutes Annotated Title 14, Section 753   


Maryland - 3 Years  


Maryland Statutes Article Section 5-101   


Massachusetts - 3 Years  


Massachusetts Statutes Chapter 260, Section 2A   


Michigan - 3 Years  


Michigan Statutes Section 600.5805 and Section   500.3145   


Minnesota - 6 Years  


Minnesota Statutes Annotated Section 541.05(1)(5)  


Mississippi - 2 Years  


Mississippi Statutes Annotated Section 15-1-49   


Missouri - 5 Years  


Missouri Statutes Section 516.120 (4)   


Montana - 3 Years  


Montana Statutes Section 27-2-204   


Nebraska - 4 Years  


Nebraska Statutes Section 25-207   


Nevada - 2 Years  Nevada Statutes Section 11.190 (4) (e)  


 New Hampshire - 2 Years  


New Hampshire Statutes Annotated Section 508:4 (I)   


New Jersey - 2 Years 


 New Jersey Statutes Annotated Section 2A:14-2  


 New Mexico - 3 Years  


New Mexico Statutes Annotated Section 37-1-8   


New York - 3 Years  


New York Statutes Law & Rules Section 214   


North Carolina - 3 Years


North Carolina Statutes Annotated Section 1-52


North Dakota -6 Years  


North Dakota Statutes Code Section 28-01-16   


Ohio - 2 Years  


Ohio Statutes Code Section 2305.10 (A)   


Oklahoma - 2 Years

 

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated Title 12, Section 95   


Oregon - 2 Years  


Oregon Statutes Section 12.110 (1)   


Pennsylvania - 2 Years  


Pennsylvania Statutes Code Section 5524 (7)   


Rhode Island - 2 Years  


Rhode Island Statutes Laws Section 9-1-14 (b)   


South Carolina - 2 Years  


South Carolina Statutes Laws Section 15-3-530   


South Dakota -3 Years  


South Dakota Statutes Section 15-2-14   


Tennessee - 2 Years  


Tennessee Statutes Section 28-3-104 (a) (1) (A)   


Texas - 2 Years  


Texas Statutes Code Section 16.003   


Utah - 4 Years  


Utah Code Section 78B-2-307   


Vermont - 2 Years  


Vermont Statutes Title 12, Section 512 (4)   


Virginia - 2 Years  


Virginia Statutes Section 8.01-243 (A)   


Washington - 3 Years  


Washington Statutes Section 4.16.080 (2)   


West Virginia - 2 Years  


West Virginia Statutes Section 55-2-12   


Wisconsin - 2 Years  


Wisconsin Statutes Section 893.54 (1m) (a)   


Wyoming - 2 Years  Wyoming Statutes Section 1-3-105 (a)

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