As the home to more than 2 million people, Kansas City residents in Kansas and Missouri could be at an increased risk of suffering a personal injury. If you’ve experienced a personal injury in the Kansas City area— from a traffic accident to a workplace injury— you may be wondering if there are time limits for filing a personal injury claim?
According to personal injury attorney, Mike Wyatt of the Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Injury Attorneys, time limits for filing a personal injury claim depend on the state. The time limit is also referred to as the statute of limitations, which is defined as a period of limitation for bringing legal action.
Because Kansas City straddles the border between Kansas and Missouri, it’s helpful for city residents to be aware of time limits in both states as outlined below. The time “begins” at the date of injury.
Kansas Time Limits for Filing a Claim
- Two year time limit for filing a personal injury claim
- Two year time limit for filing a wrongful death claim
Missouri Time Limits for Filing a Claim
- Three year time limit for filing a personal injury claim
- Five year time limit for filing a wrongful death claim
“There is a concept called the statute of repose,” said Wyatt. “If there’s some reason you couldn’t have brought the claim within the statute of limitations, you may still bring the claim within the statute of repose if it meets the exceptions.”
We Can Help With Your Kansas City Personal Injury Claim
Our Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Injury Attorneys attorneys have more than 50 years of trial and litigation experience, practicing specifically in the areas of auto accident law, personal injury, trucking accidents and workers’ compensation. We’ve collected millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
There are time limits for filing a personal injury claim, so if you have suffered an injury, we encourage you to contact the Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Kansas City team as soon as possible for a free consultation. There are absolutely no fees until a settlement or verdict is reached!
Request a free consultation with our team of Kansas City personal injury attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!