Exception to a Statute of Limitations:Under certain circumstances court will grant a tolling (or temporary suspension) of a statute. Examples where courts have granted a tolling of a statute of limitations include
- Where the victims if physically incapacitated
- Where the victims suffered from a mental incapacitation to such an extent where she is unaware of her legal rights and duties to file a lawsuit
- Minor Statute of a Victims: In many jurisdictions victims under the age of 18 have two years from the date of their 18th birthday to file a lawsuit
- The injury did not manifest itself until after the date of the incident: For example in cases where a victim contracted a harmful virus or bacterial infection due to the consumption of unsanitary food but did not experience any symptoms nor was diagnosed with the illness until sometime later.