The Statute of Limitation varies by state and type of claim, and is designed to protect defendants. The belief is that revisiting claims years later causes more damage than justice. Facts and documents can be lost or become foggy after an extended period of time, making a fair trial hard to conduct.
But what about the plaintiff and their rights when filing a lawsuit? We especially wonder how the Statute of Limitation affects those looking to pursue personal injury lawsuits. Sometimes their injuries appear long after the particular breach of contract or dangerous product was used. Because the Statute of Limitation is such a varied and expansive set of laws that varies by state and type of claim, it is important that we are aware of general time frames for lawsuits when justice and large amounts of money are on the line.
We look to our Legal Resources to learn more:
How does the Statute of Limitation vary state to state?
Is it possible to file your case after the allotted time in your state?
What are the exceptions? Are there ever exceptions?
How does the Statute of Limitation vary by type of claim?
How can the public be more aware of the Statute of Limitation in order to not miss important deadlines when filing a lawsuit?
We look forward to learning more about the Statute of Limitation from our legal resources.
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