With a population well over 100,000, Topeka, Kansas, residents could be at an increased risk of suffering a personal injury. If you’ve experienced a personal injury in the Topeka area, from a traffic accident to a workplace injury, you may be wondering if there are time limits for filing a personal injury claim?
Mike Wyatt of the Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Personal Injury Firm in Topeka says 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.
It’s helpful for Topeka residents to be aware of time limits in Kansas 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
However, there are sometimes exceptions for the above time limits. According to Wyatt, “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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The Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Personal Injury Firm 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. Our team has collected millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
As discussed, 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 Topeka 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 Topeka personal injury attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!