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Statute of Limitations Takata Airbag Explosion Lawsuit – Honda Toyota Vehicles


Takata, multiple auto manufacturers and the NHTSA have announced a major recall of millions of vehicles installed with passenger, driver and side airbags product by the Japanese auto parts manufacturer. According to numerous investigations the airbags can over heat and deteriorate resulting in the release mechanism malfunction and exploding sharp metal projectiles into the passenger compartment of the vehicle.

Victims’ Rights and Statute of Limitations

Individual who have suffered injuries and relatives of loved one who have died due to defective products are entitled to compensation for all damages incurred. However, claims against at fault parties must be filed within a certain time line delineated by the law. The statute of limitations for product defect claims differ in every jurisdiction in the United States. For example individuals in California have 2 years from the date of the accident to file a claim while Florida places a 4 year limitation to file a lawsuit from the date of the incident.

What if the Statute of Limitations Has Run – Tolling of a Statute

In certain instances courts have granted a tollign of the statute thus bypassing the mandatory deadline for filing a personal injury claim. Specific instances where courts can grant a tolling of a statute include the following…

  1. Mental incapacitation of the injured party.
  2. Physical incapacitation of the injured party.
  3. The injured party did not know his or her injuries were the result of the defect.
  4. The injuries of the victim did not manifest until a later time.

Statute of Limitations for Takata Airbag and Honda Airbag Explosion Lawsuits


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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