Understanding the Statue of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims
All states have a restriction of time, the statute of limitations, in which a person can file a lawsuit regarding personal injury. State restrictions are set to deter individuals from pursuing litigation well after an injury or accident has taken place. The statute of limitations is also in place to protect key evidence, which faces deterioration over time.
A personal injury claim must be filed within two years of the date of the injury in Kansas. Sometimes the symptoms and effects of an injury may not be felt until well after the statute has passed. Proof is then required to show that an injury cannot be justly determined until a considerable amount of time has passed. However, no more that 10 years may pass from the date of the injury before an individual files.
Individuals who try to file a lawsuit after the two year deadline has expired, will most certainly face a motion to dismiss. Inevitably, the courts will often grant the defendant’s motion. Accordingly, this results in the inability to pursue litigation and loss of compensation.
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