What's the statute of limitations? This is a legal deadline for a lawsuit. The time limits set by law, written as statutes, which vary from state to state. Statute of limitations vary depending on what kind of legal claim to it.
Why is limitation? After the event, recalling what happened more and more difficult for the parties concerned, including witnesses. Important evidence may be lost if the matter to court for a long time after the incident. Also, people want to have their lives without the fear of legal action emerge in the future. It will certainly make a lot of paranoia, is not it, if there was no limit to the claims in court. "This woman was my house 10 years ago and now wants to court ?? This building burned down five years ago …." "I have no personal digression, but the records reflect that he was a patient of 17 years ago, and it seems that I saw twice."
Therefore, it is up to the injured party or parties to adhere to the deadlines if you want a lawsuit. Take responsibility for it, which makes sense – they are seeking justice irregularity against them. The statute of limitations is satisfied or satisfied as to the date the complaint is filed with the court on time. If a complaint is filed after the statute of limitations has expired, the lawsuit will be thrown out of court.
limitation also depends on the type of injury. Here is a list of various categories injuries (state variances within brackets):
* Negligence: Injuries (1-2 years), or intentional wrongdoing (1-6 years)
* professional malpractice: medical (1-4 years act or event of injury or 6 months to 3 years from the discovery of legislation to extend, and in certain circumstances, including if a minor party, foreign objects or fraud), and; legal (1-3 years from the date of discovery, or up to 2-5 years in the illegal act)
* breach of oral contract (2-6 years)
* breach of a written contract (3-6 years)
* deception and fraud (3-6 years)
* fraud or error (3-6 year period starting on the date of discovery of fraud or error, not an error);
* enforcement of civil judgments (5-25 years);
* claim against a government entity (usually less than one year)
* Federal income taxes (10 year limit collection of federal taxes); and
* State income taxes (varies state-to-state; some states there is no limit on this).
Currently, the Kentucky personal injury statute of limitations for claims (eg, medical malpractice, slip and fall), 1 year. Workers compensation under the statute of limitations within two years of the injury, or two years after the last voluntary payment of income benefits, whichever occurs last first. Injuries occurred as a result of traffic accidents, falls into a two-year limitation from the date of the accident or the last two years PIP (personal injury protection) insurance payments, but do not exceed a total of four years. It is interesting to note – in some case law suggests that the ATV is not considered vehicles in the sense in which case the statute of limitations for injuries suffered during ATV would be only one year.
Law will help determine those experiencing injuries, what is the specific statute of limitations. It is very important not to exceed the time limit if you want to present a claim to the court. Get legal help, be sure you understand what to do and when to do it to protect the right to file claims.
This article should not be construed as legal advice. I'm not a lawyer. This is an article to promote awareness. Consult an attorney with any questions you may have.