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Statute of Limitations – Product Liability Injury Lawsuits


Statute of Limitations – Product Liability Injury Lawsuits Individuals who have suffered injuries caused by a defective product are entitled to monetary compensation from all entitied in the line of commerce including product manufacturers, designers and distributors. The statute of limitations, or the time period a victim has to file a case in the court of law, is determined by the jurisdiction where the case will be tried. Failure to file a claim within the statutorily allotted time period will eliminate your right to recovery. Some of the most common product liability litigation in the United States includes
  • Defective manufacturing of motor vehicles including cars, trucks, motorcycles, and mechanized farming equipment and well as defective automobile parts.
  • Product liability claims against manufacturers of defective medical devices ranging from Laparoscopic medical systems, and Transvaginal mesh implants, to Hip and Knee implants.
  • Manufacturers of Defective consumer products including manufacturers of child toys, electronic devices, household appliances and power tools.
  • Designers and manufacturers of pharmaceutical medications resulting in dangerous side effects and allergic reactions.
Legal Assitance: It is vital to seek legal representation as soon as possible before a Statute of Limitations in your jurisdiction reduces of eliminates your rights to restitution. You can speak with one of our attorneys by calling toll free (855)385-2529. All consultations are confidential and free of charge. For more information regarding the filing of a defective product lawsuit visit our main page here.

Who is Able to Represent Me – What if I live in a different state?

The vast majority product liability lawsuits are handled in Federal Court thus allowing an attorney from one state to represent a client any other state in the Nation. For example a product liability law firm from the state of California may be able to represent a victim of a defective product in the state of Michigan and vice versa. In such matters our offices coordinate with you and obtain permission to access necessary medical data in order to evaluate and analyze your case. After analyzing the facts and details pertaining to your case, we will file with the proper Federal Court and begin pursuing your case.

What if the Time Period to Filing My Claim has Run Out – Exceptions to The Statute of Limitations

Under certain circumstances court may grant halting, otherwise know and tolling, of the statute of limitations. The most common instances where courts have granted plaintiffs a tolling of a statute are as follow
  • Mental incapacitation of the victim
  • Physical incapacitation of the victim
  • The injury or harm did not manifest itself until sometime after the incident had taken place
  • The harmed individual was under the age of 18 – generally minors have two years from the date of their 18th birthday to file a claim

Product liability Lawsuits For All Jurisdictions in the United States of America

Alabama Alabama Statute of Limitations Ala. Code § 6-2-2 et seq. Product liability Case: 2 Years Alaska Alaska Statute of Limitations Alaska Stat. § 09.10.010 et seq. Product liability Case: 2 Years Arizona Arizona Statute of Limitations Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 12-541 et seq. Product liability Case: 2 Years Arkansas Arkansas Statute of Limitations Ark. Code Ann. § 16-56-101 et seq. Product liability Case: 3 Years California California Statute of Limitations Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 312 et seq. Product liability Case: 2 Years Colorado Colorado Statute of Limitations can be found at Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102 et seq. Product liability Case: 2 Years Connecticut Connecticut Statute of Limitations Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 52-575 et seq. Product liability Case: 2 Years Washington D.C. District of Columbia Statute of Limitations D.C. Code § 12-301 et seq. Product liability 3 Years Florida Florida Statute of Limitations Fla. Stat. Ann. § 95.011 et seq. Product liability 4 Years Georgia Georgia Statute of Limitations Ga. Code Ann. § 9-3-20 et seq. Product liability Case: 2 Years Hawaii Hawaii Statute of Limitations Haw. Rev. Stat. § 657-1 et seq. Product liability 2 Years with discovery rule Idaho Idaho Statute of Limitations Idaho Code § 5-201 et seq. Product liability 2 Years Illinois Illinois Statute of Limitations 735 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/13-201 et seq. Product liability 2 Years Indiana Indiana Statute of Limitations Ind. Code Ann. § 34-11-2-1 et seq. Defective Product 2 Years Iowa Iowa Statute of Limitations Iowa Code Ann. § 614.1 et seq. Product liability 2 Years Kansas Kansas Statute of Limitations Kan. Stat. Ann. § 60-501 et seq. Product liability 2 Years Kentucky Kentucky Statute of Limitations Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 413.080 et seq. Product liability 1 Year with discovery rule Louisiana Louisiana Statute of Limitations La. Civil Code § 3492 et seq. Product Defect 1 Year Maine Maine Statute of Limitations Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 751 et seq. Product liability 6 Years Maryland Maryland Statute of Limitations Md. Courts & Jud. Proc. Code Ann. § 5-101 et seq. Product liability 3 Years Massachusetts Massachusetts Statute of Limitations Mass. Ann. Laws ch. 260, § 1 et seq. Defective Product Lawsuit must be filed within 3 Years Michigan Michigan Statute of Limitations Mich. Comp. Laws § 600.5801 et seq. Product liability 3 Years Minnesota Minnesota Statute of Limitations Minn. Stat. Ann. § 541.01 et seq. Product liability 4 Years Mississippi Mississippi Statute of Limitations Miss. Code. Ann. § 15-1-1 et seq. Product liability 2 Year Missouri Missouri Statute of Limitations Mo. Rev. Stat. § 516.097 et seq. Product liability 5 Years Montana Montana Statute of Limitations Mont. Code Ann. § 27-2-2021 et seq. Product liability 3 Years Nebraska Nebraska Statute of Limitations Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-201 et seq. Product liability 2 Years Nevada Nevada Statute of Limitations Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 11.010 et seq. Product liability 4 Years New Hampshire New Hampshire Statute of Limitations N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 508:1 et seq. Product liability 3 Year New Jersey New Jersey Statute of Limitations N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2a:14-1 et seq. Product liability 2 Years New Mexico New Mexico Statute of Limitations N.M. Stat. Ann. § 37-1-1 et seq. Product liability 3 Years New York New York Statute of Limitations N.Y. Civ. Prac. Laws & Rules § 201 et seq. Product liability 3 Years North Carolina North Carolina Statute of Limitations N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-46 et seq. Product liability 6 Years North Dakota North Dakota Statute of Limitations N.D. Cent. Code § 28-01-01 et seq. Product Liability claim must be filed within 10 Years Ohio Ohio Statute of Limitations Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2305.03 et Product liability 2 Years Oklahoma Ohio Statute of Limitations Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2305.03 et Product liability 2 Years Oregon Ohio Statute of Limitations Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2305.03 et Product liability 2 Years Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Statute of Limitations 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 5501 et seq. Product liability 2 Years Rhode Island Rhode Island Statute of Limitations R. I. Gen. Laws § 9-1-12 et seq. Product liability 3 Years South Carolina South Carolina Statute of Limitations S.C. Code Ann. § 15-3-510 et seq. Product liability 3 Years South Dakota South Dakota Statute of Limitations S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 15-2-1 et seq. Product liability 3 Years Tennessee Tennessee Statute of Limitations Tenn. Code Ann. § 28-3-101 et seq. Product liability 1 Year with discovery rule Texas Texas Statute of Limitations Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.001 et seq. Product liability 2 Years Utah Utah Statute of Limitations Utah Code Ann. § 78-12-22 et seq. Product liability claim bust be filed within 2 Years Vermont Vermont Statute of Limitations Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 12, § 461 et seq. Product liability 3 Years Virginia Virginia Statute of Limitations Va. Code Ann. § 8.01-228 et seq. Product liability 2 Years Washington Washington Statute of Limitations Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 4.16.005 et seq. Product liability 3 Years West Virginia West Virginia Statute of Limitations W. Va. Code § 55-2-1 et seq. Product liability 2 Years Wisconsin Wisconsin Statute of Limitations Wis. Stat. Ann. § 893.01 et seq. Defective Product Claim must be filed within 3 Years Wyoming Wyoming Statute of Limitations Wyo. Stat. § 1-3-102 et seq. Product liability 4 Year

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