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Statute of Limitations – Police Department Sheriff Injury Lawsuit

Statute of Limitations – Police Department Sheriff Injury Lawsuit A Statue of limitations refers to the period of time an injured individual has to file a personal injury civil lawsuit for recovery of damages from an at fault party. Most civil matters, (cases handled in civil court rather than criminal court) must be filed within a certain time period delineated by statutes specific to where the injury and thus the trial is to take place. Personal injury matters involving law enforcement often include accidents with police cars and sheriffs cruisers, police brutality and civil rights violations including inappropriate use of firearms and restraints resulting in serious injuries, and police k9 dog bites. Failure to File in Time: Individuals who do not file a personal injury claim within the statutorily allotted time period will lose their right to seek justice for the harm and damages they incurred due to law enforcement actions.

Statute of Limitations For Filing a Lawsuit Against Law Enforcement Including Police CHP or Sheriff Department

Police department are government agencies and as such are generally immune from civil liability and lawsuits, but recently states have provided for a partial waiver of immunity in cases involving personal injury claims. Claims against government agencies including police, CHP (California Highway Patrol), county sheriffs or any other type of law enforcement agency in the state must first go through an administrative hearing process which must be filed within 180 days from the date of the accident or injury. Denial of Compensation During Administrative Hearing: If and when a claim made with a government agency is denied an individual claimant has two years from the date of the accident to file a claim in civil court. Are there any Exceptions: In some circumstances court will waive or toll a statute of limitations. Examples of instances where courts have granted a tolling of the statute include
  • Injury to minor under the age of 18 – the statute is tolled until the two years from the date of a victims 18th birthday
  • Mental or physical incapacitation of the victim
  • Injury did not present itself – was not and could not be known until sometime after the accident or initial incident took place
Further Information: Accidents Involving Law Enforcement Vehicles California Civil Procedure – Statute of Limitations


I have only made e mail, snail mail(During the year), requests for criminal investigation and on the one year anniversary filed internal
affair complaints with the Ventura County Sheriff Office, Ventura Police Department, Ventura County District Attorney’s office investigators sworn and unsworn. Was not looking for money but justice initially but now do not care what it takes lawfully to have the civil/ criminal aspects of my complaints fully investigated in or out of court.

Does the six month administrative window damage or end both the civil and criminal investigation options for my complaints as my snail mail and e mail. complaints were not on official documents?


If i was threatened in California by a cop that he was going to rape me wial in a holding cell and hand cuffed how long do i have to file a complaint


If i was threatened in California by a cop that he was going to rape me wial in a holding cell and hand cuffed how long do i have to file a complaint Or lawsuit


On april 25 20014 i was arrested and put in jail for taking pictures of the accident that my father was involved in i live in the state of Louisiana and was wondering if I can still file a lawsuit against the sheriff’s department for violating my civil rights.


my daughter was cut with a box cutter by another visitor while visiting an inmate in the visiting booth at the sheriff’s office which she had to have medical assistance at the near by hospital. the guard on duty fail to search any of the visitors , including my daughter, which is mandatory before going in the visiting booth. is there anything that we can do.


I believe my son has a brain injury from being hit in the top of the head with a police baton by a police officer. It happened several years ago. Is there any recourse with the time lapse.


On May 24, 2011 police in Chula Versa, CA found my son Michael Bailey dead, he had been dead for a number of days. He died from a seizure. Police turned him @ his blood exited from his body openings thus creating a scene of blood all over the bedroom. Police took Michael away @ left his apartment as it was when police discovered Michael. There was blood all over the place, my daughter and I were so distaugth we cleaned up the bloodied scene. Something we will have to live with
We didn’t think to contact an attorney at that time. We had two witnesses with us. My family would like to know after nearly 5 years if we have a lawsuit against the Chula Versa police department? Surely the police have photos and a written report of Michael Bailey & his bedroom. If there’s a chance of a lawsuit & any attorney will to represent my daughter Paula Kolarik & myself Bruce W Bailey. Please notify us
Sincerely, Bruce W Bailey




I live in Victorville CA. I am a home owner and pay taxes to have the sheriff’s respond in a timely fashion when needed. I called them because someone stole my back license plate off my car. It took them 4 days to finally Call me on the phone to take the report! Then I had the misfortune to need the again. This time my neighbor cut a tree down that is clearly on my property. I called them around 7pm they finally showed up at 3 am ! They said the tree was the The neighbors. They wanted to arrest me because I called my illegal in my country. Said it was a hate crime. It is true they are illegal and on welfare just like I said.the officer that decided the tree was hers had no idea that the tag in the street is the property line I then had to have the City come out and tell them that it was definitely my tree then I called the police back and wanted them to tell them not to take the tree trunk out and they never showed up as usual I think that I pay my taxes and I am entitled to police protection and also for them to show up or at least call and and see what the problem is but they don’t do it here I really want to see these people I’m I’m so sick of living out here in greenacres it’s like the wild wild West out here so anyway if you could please help me figure this out I appreciate it.

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