From a traffic accident to a workplace accident, if you’ve experienced a personal injury in the Jefferson City, Missouri, area, you may be wondering if there are time limits for filing a personal injury claim?
According to Mike Wyatt of the Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Personal Injury Firm in Jefferson City, there are time limits for filing a personal injury claim in Missouri. The time limit is also referred to as the statute of limitations, which is defined as a period of limitation for bringing legal action.
It’s helpful for Jefferson City residents to be aware of time limits in Missouri as outlined below. The time “begins” at the date of injury.
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
However, Wyatt says, “There is a concept called the statute of repose. 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.”
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If you have suffered an injury, we encourage you to contact the Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Jefferson City team as soon as possible for a free consultation. There are absolutely no fees until a settlement or verdict is reached!
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