Statute of Limitations in the 50 States

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Know when time runs out on your claim.

Anytime someone is injured due to the negligence of another, there is a potential to file a personal injury lawsuit.  Rarely is there ever a good reason to delay in seeking the advice of a qualified personal injury attorney after an injury. However, sometimes things happen, and people do not think to act quickly.  Thus, for them, the question becomes: “how long do I have to file a personal injury claim?”

In order to the question of how long you have to file a personal injury claim, you need to understand some basis facts. First, every cause of action for personal injury has a statute of limitations.  The purpose of the statute of limitations is to set a deadline so that the potential for liability does not simply go on forever. The statute of limitations is the latest date on which you are allowed by law to file a lawsuit against someone seeking compensation for your injuries. Once your time to file a lawsuit goes away, you can no longer file a legal claim for personal injury damages. So, the question you must determine the answer to is really “how long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?”

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

How long you have to file a personal injury lawsuit, may depend upon several factors.  First, statutes of limitations vary by state. Second, statute of limitations vary depending upon the type of claim.  Third, statute of limitations vary depending upon whether you are a minor or an adult. Lastly, there are special rules and circumstances in certain states that may toll the statute of limitations in certain cases.  Thus, this information is offered as a starting point, but you should always seek the advice of a personal injury attorney in the state in which the injury occurred to determine whether there are any exceptions in your case.  Also, you should be aware that there are certain “notice” requirements anytime a government agency is involved. These notice periods generally require that you give specific written notice in a specific form to the government agency’s designated agents for notice within a set time frame. The time frame is generally within 90-180 days of the date of the incident producing the injury. Failure to give this notice can result in your case being barred regardless of the statute of limitations.

Minors

Please be aware that in most general personal injury cases, the statute of limitations does not begin to run for minors until they turn 18 (the age of majority).  The dates below reflect dates for adults unless otherwise specified.

Statutes of Repose

One of the exceptions to statutes of limitations for personal injury claims is a discovery rule.  When the negligence of a person is not discoverable at the time it is done, but is only discoverable at a later date, many states offer an exception to the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations will not begin to run until the negligence reasonably should have been discovered.

A statute of repose is a statute adopted by the state legislature that puts a final date on the discovery rule. The statute of repose typically applies to a specific area such as a construction defect, a concealed act of medical negligence or a defective product. If the state has a statute of repose that applies, it sets a final date such as 7 years or 10 years by which a plaintiff must file a lawsuit or he is forever barred.

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations by State:

Alabama

All personal injury claims: 2 years. Ala. Stat. § 6-2-38

Construction statute of repose: 7 years Ala. Stat. § 6-5-221

Alaska

General personal injury claims: 2 Years Alaska Stat. § 09.10.070(a)

Personal Injury claims for felony sexual abuse of a minor, felony sexual assault or unlawful exploitation of a minor have a 6-year statute of limitations. Alaska Stat. § 09.10.065(a)

Personal injury claims for misdemeanor sexual abuse of a minor, misdemeanor sexual assault, incest, or felony indecent exposure have a 3-year statute of limitations. Alaska Stat. § 09.10.065(b)

Products liability: 2 Years Alaska Stat. § 09.10.070(a)

Statutes of repose construction only: 10 years Alaska Stat. § 09.10.055

Arizona

All personal injury claims: 2 years. A.R.S. § 12-542

Statute of repose for construction only: 8 years or 9 years when it is discovered in 8th year. A.R.S. § 12-552

Arkansas

Personal injury claims: 3 Years A.C.A. § 16-116-103

Statute of repose on construction only: A.C.A. § 16-56-112

California

Personal injury claims: 2 years Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 335.1

Statute of repose for construction: 4 years patent defect, 10 years latent defect. Ca. Civ. Proc. Code § 337.1, 337.15

Personal injury claims for sexual abuse of a minor: recovery of damages suffered as a result of childhood sexual abuse may be commenced on or after the victim’s 26th birthday if the person or entity against whom the action is commenced knew, had reason to know, or was otherwise on notice, of any unlawful sexual conduct by an employee, volunteer, representative, or agent, and failed to take reasonable steps, and implement reasonable safeguards, to avoid future acts of unlawful sexual conduct. Ca. Civ. Proc. Code 340.1

Colorado

Personal injury: 2 Years C.R.S. § 13-80-102

Personal injury for sexual assault of a minor: 20 years C.R.S. § 18-03-402

Motor vehicle accident related personal injury: 3 years C.R.S. § 13-80-101(n)(I)

Statute of repose for construction is 6-8 years C.R.S. § 13-80-104

Statute of repose for products liability is very limited to 7 years for new manufacturing equipment with exceptions. C.R.S. § 13-80-107 (1)(a)

Connecticut

Personal injury: 2 years C.G.S.A. § 52-584

Personal injury regarding sexual assault of a minor: 30 years after the minor reaches age of majority. C.G.S.A. § 52-577d

Product liability:  3 years C.G.S.A. § 52-584

Statute of repose on construction: 7 years C.G.S.A. § 52-584a

Statute of repose on products: 10 years C.G.S.A. § 52-577(a)

Delaware

Personal injury: 2 years or 3 years if not discovered in 2 years. 10 Del. C. § 8107

Product liability: 2 years or 4 years from delivery for breach of implied warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose (D. Del. 1997) 10 Del. C. § 8119 § 8107

Statute of repose on construction only: 6 years. 10 Del. C. § 8127

District of Columbia

Personal injury: 3 years D.C. Code § 12-301

Wrongful death personal injury: 1 year D.C. Code § 12-301

Personal injury regarding sexual assault on a minor: 3 years “from the time the right to maintain the action accrues.” Minors who have been injured can bring the action within 3 years of their eighteenth birthday. D.C. Code § 12-302 (a)(1)

Statute of repose on construction only: 10 years  D.C. Code § 12-310

Florida

Personal injury: 4 years. F.S.A. § 95.11(3)(a),(o)

Wrongful death personal injury: 2 years. F.S.A. § 95.11(4)(d)

Medical malpractice personal injury: 2 years. F.S.A. § 95.11(4)(b)

Personal injury regarding sexual assault on a minor: claims of alleged abuse or incest either within 7 years after the age of majority, within 4 years after the injured person leaves dependency of the abuser, or within 4 years of discovery. Fla. Stat. § 95.11(7)

Statute of repose on construction: 10 years from substantial completion, possession of owner, issuance of certificate of occupancy, date of abandonment of construction, or termination of contract, whichever date is latest. F.S.A. § 95.11

Statute of repose products: 12 yeas if product has useful life of 10 years or less; if not, 20 years. F.S.A. § 95.031

Georgia

Personal injury: 2 years. O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33

Product liability: 2 years or 1 year from date of death. O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: on or before the date the plaintiff attains the age of 23 years. Ga. Code § 9-3-33.1

Statute of repose for construction: 8 years or if claim occurs in 7th or 8th year it’s 2 years. O.C.G.A. § 9-3-51

Statute of repose on products: 10 years, not including warning claims. O.C.G.A. § 51-1-11(b)(2)

Hawaii

Personal injury: 2 years. Haw. Rev. Stat. § 657-7

Breach of implied warranty of merchantability: 4 years. Haw. Rev. Stat. § 490:2-725

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: The latter of when the minor turns 26, when the assailant turns 26, or 3 years after the minor turns adult and reasonably should have discovered the injury was caused by the assault. Haw. Rev. Stat. §657-1.8

Statute of repose for construction only: 10 years from completion, but 2 years after accrual. Haw. Rev. Stat. § 657-8

Idaho

Personal injury: 2 years. Idaho Code § 5-219(4)

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 5 years after the victim reaches the age of majority. Idaho Code § 6-1704

Statute of repose for construction: 6 years. Idaho Code § 5-241

Statute of repose on products: 10 years or after product’s “useful safe life.” Idaho Code § 6-1403(3) (Rebuttable Presumption)

Illinois

Personal injury: 2 years or 4 years if construction is involved. 735 I.L.C.S. § 5/13-202. 735 I.L.C.S. § 5/13-214(a)

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 10 years before the date the victim discovers that the abuse occurred and that the injury was caused by the abuse. Ill. Rev. Stat. ch. 735, § 13–202.2(b)

Statute of repose for construction: 10 years, or 4 years after knowledge. 735 I.L.C.S. § 5/13-214

Statute of repose on products: 10 years from sale date to initial user or 12 years from delivery to first owner, whichever date is first. 735 I.L.C.S. § 5/13-213

Indiana

Personal injury: 2 years. I.C. § 34-11-2-4

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 7 years after the cause of action accrues, 4 years after the victim leaves dependency of the abuser, whichever date is latest. Ind. Code § 34-11-2-4

Statute of repose for construction: 10 years or 12 years for design defects. I.C. § 32-30-1-5

Statute of repose on products: 10 years after delivery. I.C. § 34-20-3-1

Iowa

Personal injury: 2 years. I.C.A. § 614.1(2)

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 4 years from the date of discovery. Iowa Code § 614.8A

Statute of repose for construction: 15 years. I.C.A. § 614.1

Statute of repose on products: 15 years or length of warranty, whichever is longer. I.C.A. § 614.2A and 614.1(11)

Kansas

Personal injury: 2 years. K.S.A. § 60-513

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 3 years from the age of eighteen or 3 years after the date the victim realizes they have suffered an injury or illness caused by the abuse; whichever date is later.

Statute of repose for construction: 10 years for all tort cases. K.S.A. § 60-513(b)

Statute of repose on products: 10 years or after “useful safe life,” as described by the Kansas Product Liability Act, expires. K.S.A. § 60-3303(b)(1)

Kentucky

Personal injury: 1 year. K.R.S. § 413.140(1)(a)

Motor vehicle accident related personal injury: 2 years. K.R.S. § 304.39-230(6)

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 10 years from last date of assault, 10 years from the date the victim reasonably should have known, 10 years after the victim turns eighteen or 10 years of the conviction of a civil defendant; whichever date is latest. Ky. Rev. Stat. § 413.249

Statute of repose for construction: 7 years. K.R.S. § 413.135(1)

Statute of repose on products: 5 years from date of sale or 8 years from date of manufacture. K.R.S. § 411.310

Louisiana

Personal injury: generally 1 year. L.S.A.-C.C. Art. § 3492, 3595

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 10 years. La. Rev. Stat. § 9:2800.9

Statute of repose for construction only: 5, 6 or 10 years depending on certain facts See. L.S.A.-C.C. § 9:2772, L.A.R.S.. § 9:2772, L.S.A.-C.C. Art. § 3500, L.S.A.-C.C. § 9:2762.

Maine

Personal injury: 6 years (unless exception applies). 14 M.R.S.A. § 752

Wrongful death personal injury: 2 years. 18-A M.R.S.A. § 2-804(b)

Medical malpractice personal injury: 2 years. 24 M.R.S.A. § 2902

Statute of repose for construction only: 10 years, but no more than 4 years after discovery. 14 M.R.S.A. § 752-A

Maryland

Personal injury: 3 years. Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-101

Medical malpractice personal injury: 5 years after injury date or 3 years after date of discovery, whichever date is earlier. Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-101

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 7 years after victim reaches the age of majority. Md. Cts. and Jud. Proc. § 5-117

Statute of repose for construction only: 10 years, but no more than 4 years after discovery of malpractice or negligence. Md. Code Ann. § 5-108

Massachusetts

Personal injury: 3 years. Mass. Ann. Laws Ch. 260 §§ 2A and 4

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 35 years after date of injury or 7 years after the date of discovery, whichever date is later; however, only if the time limit for commencement of an action is tolled for a child until the child turns eighteen. Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 260, § 4C

Statute of repose for construction only: 6 years. Mass. Ann. Laws Ch. 260 § 2B

Michigan

Personal injury: 3 years. M.C.L.A. § 600.5805(10), (13)

Action against no-fault carrier: 1 year. M.C.L.A. § 500.3145

First-party PIP claims: 1 year after accident. M.C.L.A. § 500.3145

Medical malpractice personal injury: 2 years after act or 6 months after discovery; whichever date is later. M.C.L.A. §§ 600.5805(6), 600.5838

Statute of repose for construction only: 6 years of acceptance or 1 year after defect is discovered.  M.C.L.A. § 600.5839(1)(a). For gross negligence, action must be brought within 1 year of discovery. M.C.L.A. § 600.5839(1)(b)

Minnesota

Personal injury Intentional Acts: 2 years. M.S.A. § 541.07

Wrongful death personal injury: 3 years. M.S.A. § 573.02

Personal injury negligence claims: 6 years. M.S.A. § 541.05 subd. 1(5)

Medical malpractice personal injury: 4 years. M.S.A. § 541.076(b)

Legal malpractice personal injury: 6 years. M.S.A. § 541.05

Product liability personal injury: 4 years or 6 years if negligence-based. M.S.A. § 541.05 subd.2. M.S.A. § 541.05(5)

Product liability breach of warranty: 4 years. M.S.A. § 336.2-725(1)

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: begins after the age of eighteen and lasts until 6 years after the plaintiff reasonably should have discovered the injury, expiring at age 25. Minn. Stat. Ann. § 541.073

Statute of repose for construction only: 10 years or 2 years after discovery of defective improvement. M.S.A. § 541.051(1)(d)

Mississippi

Personal injury: 3 years. M.C.A. § 15-1-49

Medical malpractice personal injury: 2 years. M.C.A. § 15-1-36

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 3 years. Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49 § 15-1-59 § 15-1-57

Statute of repose for construction only: 6 years. M.C.A. § 15-1-41

Missouri

Personal injury: 5 years. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 516.120

Medical malpractice personal injury: 2 years. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 516.105

Wrongful death personal injury: 3 years. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 537.100

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 5 years from the victim turning eighteen or 3 years from the date of discovery. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 537.046

Statute of repose for construction only: 10 years. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 516.097

Montana

Personal injury: 3 years. Mont. Stat. § 27-2- 204(1),(2). Mont. Stat. § 27-2-202

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 3 years after date of discovery. Mont. Code § 27-2-216(a)

Statute of repose for construction only: 10 years. Mont. Stat. § 27-2-208

Nebraska

Personal injury: 4 years. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-207. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-224(1)

Wrongful death personal injury: 2 years. Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 30-809 and 30-810

Medical malpractice personal injury: 2 years from date of injury or 1 year from date of discovery. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-222

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 4 years after turning 21. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-207

Statute of repose for construction: 10 years. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-223

Statute of repose on products: 10 years, unless foreign, but not less than 10 years. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-224(2)

Nevada

Personal injury: 2 years. N.R.S. § 11.190

Personal injury claims against health care providers: 3 years from date of injury or 1 year from date of discovery. N.R.S. § 41A.097(2)

Personal injury product liability: 4 years. N.R.S. § 11.190

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 10 years of turning eighteen or 10 years from date of discovery. Nev. Rev. Stat. § 11.215

Statute of repose for construction only: 6 years with exceptions. N.R.S. § AB 125, § 2 (2015)

New Hampshire

Personal injury: 3 years. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 508:4(I)

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 12 years of the victims eighteenth birthday, 3 years after the time of discovery; whichever date is later. N.H. Rev. Stat. § 508:4-9

Statute of repose for construction only: 8 years. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 508: 4-b

New Jersey

Personal injury: 2 years. N.J.S.A. § 2A:14-2

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 2 years of date of discovery. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2A:61B-1

Statute of repose for construction only: 10 years. N.J.S.A. § 2A: 14-1.1

New Mexico

Personal injury: 3 years. N.M.S.A. § 37-1-8

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 3 years from the date of discovery or by the victim’s 24th birthday. N.M. Code § 37-1-30

Statute of repose for construction only: 10 years. N.M.S.A. § 37-1-27

New York

Personal injury: 3 years. N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214, et seq.

Wrongful death personal injury: 2 years. N.Y. Est. Powers & Trusts Law § 5-4.1

Medical malpractice personal injury: 2 years and 6 months. N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214-a

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 5 years. N.Y. Civil Prac. Law §213-c

Statue of repose for construction defects: 6 years. 85 N.Y.2d 535 (N.Y. App. 1995)

Statute of repose for construction breach of contract: 6 years for owner and 3 years for defendant other than owner. 85 N.Y.2d 535 (N.Y. App. 1995)

North Carolina

Personal injury: 3 years. N.C.G.S.A. § 1-52(1)-(5), (16)

Wrongful death personal injury: 2 years. N.C.G.S.A. § 1-53(4)

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: no longer than 10 years after act. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-52(16)

Statue of repose for construction: 6 years. N.C.G.S.A. § 1-50

Statute of repose on products: 12 years. N.C.G.S.A. § 1-46.1(1)

North Dakota

Personal injury: 6 years. N.D.C.C. § 28-01-16(5)

Medical malpractice personal injury: 2 years, possibly extended to 6. N.D.C.C. § 28-01-18(3)

Wrongful death personal injury: 2 years. N.D.C.C. § 28-01-18(4)

Statute of repose for construction: 10 years, doesn’t apply to manufacturers or suppliers of products. N.D.C.C. § 28-01-44

Statute of repose on products: 10 years from date of consumption or 11 years from manufacturer date. N.D.C.C. § 28-01.3-08

Ohio

Personal injury: 2 years. O.R.C.A. § 2305.10(A)

Medical malpractice personal injury: 1 year. O.R.C.A. § 2305.113(A)

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 12 years from the victim’s age of majority. Ohio Code § 2305.111(c)

Statute of repose for construction: 10 years. O.R.C.A. § 2305.131

Statute of repose on products: 10 years. O.R.C.A. § 2305.10

Oklahoma

Personal injury: 2 years. Okla. Stat. Ann. Tit. 12, § 95

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 2 years from last date of assault, 2 years from victim turning 18 or 2 years from the date of discovery; through 20 years from age 18. 12 Okla. Stat. Ann. Tit. 12 § 109

Statue of repose for construction only: 10 years. 12 Okla. Stat. Ann. Tit. 12 § 109

Oregon

Personal injury: 2 years. O.R.S. § 12.110(1)

Wrongful death personal injury: 3 years. O.R.S. § 12.110(1)

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor:

Statute of repose for construction: 10 years. O.R.S. § 12.135

Statue of repose on products: 10 years from date of consumption, with exceptions. Death cases must be brought within 3 years of death or 10 years after date of purchase; whichever date is earlier. O.R.S. § 30.905(2), (3)

Pennsylvania

Personal injury: 2 years. 42 P.S. § 5524

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 12 years from the victim reaching the age of majority. Pa. Cons. Stat. tit. 42 § 5533(b)

Statue of repose for construction only: 12 years, generally not applicable to manufacturers. Extended to 14 years if injury occurs between 10th and 12th year of completion. 42 P.S. § 5536

Rhode Island

Personal injury: 3 years. R.I.G.L. § 9-1-14 (b)

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 7 years. R.I. Gen. Laws § 9-1-51

Statute of repose for construction only: 10 years. R.I.G.L. §9-1-29

South Carolina

Personal injury: 3 years. S.C. Code Ann. §§ 15-3- 530, 15-3-535, 15-3-545

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 6 years after the victim turns 21 or 3 years from the date of discovery. S.C. Code Ann. § 15-3-555

Statue of repose for construction only: 8 years. S.C. Code Ann. § 15-3-640

South Dakota

Personal injury: 3 years. S.D.C.L. § 15-2-14(3); S.D.C.L. § 15-2-12.2

Medical malpractice personal injury: 2 years. S.D.C.L. § 15-2-14.1

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 3 years from date of discovery. S.D. Codified Laws § 26-10-25

Statue of repose for construction only: 10 years or 11 if injury occurs during the 10th year. S.D.C.L. § 15-2A-3

Tennessee

Personal injury: 1 year. S.D. Codified Laws § 26-10-25

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: year after victim turns eighteen. Tenn. Code 28-3-104 and 28-1-106

Statue of repose for construction: 4 years or 5 if injury occurred during the 4th year. T.C.A. § 28-3-202

Statute of repose on products: 10 years from date of purchase or within 1 year from expiration of useful life; whichever date is earlier. T.C.A. § 29-28- 103

Texas

Personal injury: 2 years. Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. § 16.003

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 15 years after the victim’s eightieth birthday. Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.0045

Statue of repose for construction: 10 years or 12 years if injury occurs during the 10th year. Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.009

Statue of repose on products: 15 years unless manufacture says useful life is longer. Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. § 16.012

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Utah

Personal injury: 4 years. U.C.A. § 78B-2-307(3)

Product liability personal injury: 2 years. U.C.A. § 78B-6-706

Wrongful death personal injury: 2 years. U.C.A. § 78B-2-304(2)

Medical malpractice personal injury: 2 years. U.C.A. § 78(B)-3-404

Statute of repose for construction only: 2 years, but no more than 9 years. If discovered in 8th or 9th year, extended 2 additional years. U.C.A. § 78B-2-225

Statue of repose for construction breach of contract or warranty: 6 years. U.C.A. § 78B-2-225

Vermont

Personal injury: 3 years. Vt. Stat. Ann. Tit. 12, § 512(4),(5)

Wrongful death personal injury: 2 years. Vt. Stat. Ann. Tit. 14, § 1492

Medical malpractice personal injury: 3 years from incident or 2 years from discovery; whichever date is later. Vt. Stat. Ann. Tit. 12, § 521

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 6 years of cause of action or 6 years from date of discovery. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 12, § 522

Statute of repose for construction only: 6 years. Vt. Stat. Ann. Tit. 27A, § 4-116(a)

Virginia

Personal injury: 2 years. Va. St. § 8.01-243(A)

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 20 years after the cause of action. Va. Code § 8.01-249

Statute of repose for construction only: 5 years, excluding manufacturers or supplier of equipment or machinery. Va. St. § 8.01-250

Washington

Personal injury: 3 years. R.C.W.A. § 4.16.080; § 7.72.060(3)

Medical malpractice personal injury: 3 years or 1 years from date of discovery; whichever date is later. R.C.W.A. § 4.16.350

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 3 years after the victim reaches eighteen. Wash. Rev. Code § 4.16.340

Statue of repose for construction: 6 years, excluding product manufacturers. R.C.W.A. § 4.16.310; R.C.W.A. § 4.16.300

Statue of repose on products: 12 years.

West Virginia

Personal injury: 2 years. W. Va. Code § 55-2-12

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 4 years after reaching the age of majority or 4 years after date of discover; whichever date is later. W. Va. Code § 55-2-15

Statue of repose for construction only: 10 years. W. Va. Code § 55-2-6a

Wisconsin

Personal injury: 3 years. Wis. Stat. § 893.54(1m)

Death from accident involving motor vehicle occurring on or after 2/6/16: 2 years after date of accident (not death). Wis. Stat. § 893.54(2m)

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 2 years after victim reaches age of majority. Wis. Stat. § 893.587

Statue of repose for construction: 10 years. Wis. Stat. § 893.89

Statue of repose on strict product liability claims commenced on or after 2/1/11: 15 years from date of manufacture unless specific representation of longer life span made by manufacturer. Wis. Stat. § 895.047

Wyoming

Personal injury: 4 years. Wyo. Stat. § 1-3- 105(a)(iv)(C)

Wrongful death personal injury: 2 years. Wyo. Stat. § 1-38-102(d)

Medical malpractice personal injury: 2 years, extended by 6 months if discovered in 2nd year. Wyo. Stat. §§ 1-3-107(a)(I) and (a)(iv)

Personal injury related to sexual assault on a minor: 8 years after victim’s eighteenth birthday or 3 years after the time of discovery. Wyo. Stat. § 1-3-105

Statue of repose for construction only: 10 years. Wyo. Stat. § 1-3-111

*Please be aware that times may change and other exceptions may apply to specific cases. This information is provided to give people a general idea of when claims must be filed. Always contact a personal injury lawyer about your specific case before concluding you do or do not have a claim.