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Statutes of Limitations: Personal Injury cases


Statutes of Limitations Chart

 

Choose a state from the list below for state-specific statute of limitations laws, identifying the time limits for filing a personal injury case in your state.

 

State   Statute   Injury   Property Damage
Alabama   Ala. Code § 6-2-2 et seq.   2   6
Alaska   Alaska Stat. § 09.10.010 et seq.   2   2 (Personal Property)
Arizona   Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 12-541 et seq.   2   2
Arkansas   Ark. Code Ann. § 16-56-101 et seq.   3   3
California   Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 312 et seq.   2   3
Colorado   Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102 et seq.   2   2
Connecticut   Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 52-575 et seq.   2   2
Delaware   Del. Code Ann. tit. 10, § 8101 et seq.   2   2
District of Columbia   D.C. Code § 12-301 et seq.   3   3
Florida   Fla. Stat. Ann. § 95.011 et seq.   4   4
Georgia   Ga. Code Ann. § 9-3-20 et seq.   2   4
Hawaii   Haw. Rev. Stat. § 657-1 et seq.   2   2
Idaho   Idaho Code § 5-201 et seq.   2   3
Illinois   735 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/13-201 et seq.   2   5
Indiana   Ind. Code Ann. § 34-11-2-1 et seq.   2   2 (Personal Property)
Iowa   Iowa Code Ann. § 614.1 et seq.   2   5
Kansas   Kan. Stat. Ann. § 60-501 et seq.   2   2
Kentucky   Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 413.080 et seq.   1   2 (Personal Property)
Louisiana   La. civil code § 3492 et seq.   1   1
Maine   Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 751 et seq.   6   6
Maryland   Md. Courts & Jud. Proc. Code Ann. § 5-101 et seq.   3   3
Massachusetts   Mass. Ann. Laws ch. 260, § 1 et seq.   3   3
Michigan   Mich. Comp. Laws § 600.5801 et seq.   3   3
Minnesota   Minn. Stat. Ann. § 541.01 et seq.   6   6
Mississippi   Miss. Code. Ann. § 15-1-1 et seq.   3   3
Missouri   Mo. Rev. Stat. § 516.097 et seq.   5   5
Montana   Mont. Code Ann. § 27-2-2021 et seq.   2   2
Nebraska   Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-201 et seq.   4   4
Nevada   Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 11.010 et seq.   3   3
New Hampshire   N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 508:1 et seq.   3   3
New Jersey   N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2a:14-1 et seq.   6   6
New Mexico   N.M. Stat. Ann. § 37-1-1 et seq.   4   4
New York   N.Y. Civ. Prac. Laws & Rules § 201 et seq.   3   3
North Carolina   N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-46 et seq.   3   3
North Dakota   N.D. Cent. Code § 28-01-01 et seq.   6   6
Ohio   Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2305.03 et seq.   4   4
Oklahoma   Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 12, § 91 et seq.   2   2
Oregon   Or. Rev. Stat. § 12.010 et seq.   6   6
Pennsylvania   42 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 5501 et seq.   2   2
Rhode Island   R. I. Gen. Laws § 9-1-12 et seq.   3   10
South Carolina   S.C. Code Ann. § 15-3-510 et seq.   3   3
South Dakota   S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 15-2-1 et seq.   3   6
Tenessee   Tenn. Code Ann. § 28-3-101 et seq.   1   3
Texas   Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.001 et seq.   2   2
Utah   Utah Code Ann. § 78-12-22 et seq.   4   3
Vermont   Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 12, § 461 et seq.   3   3
Virginia   Va. Code Ann. § 8.01-228 et seq.   2   5
Washington   Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 4.16.005 et seq.   3   3
West Virginia   W. Va. Code § 55-2-1 et seq.   2   2
Wisconsin   Wis. Stat. Ann. § 893.01 et seq.   3   6
Wyoming   Wyo. Stat. § 1-3-102 et seq.   4   4
             


Note: We provide this chart as a rough guide. State laws are constantly changing -- contact us to verify the state law(s) regarding any limitations on your cross border personal injury suit.  Moreover, jurisdiction is always an issue, especially in cross border personal injury cases.  If a lawsuit becomes necessary,  the jurisdiction of the State courts versus the Federal courts may become an issue. The diversity statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1332(a), grants jurisdiction over cases where the matter in controversy is greater than $75,000 and the dispute is between “(1) citizens of different States; (2) citizens of a State and citizens or subjects of a foreign state; (3) citizens of different States and in which citizens or subjects of a foreign state are additional parties.  You will need an experienced cross border personal injury attorney to help determine jurisdiction.  

 

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