Personal Injury Attorneys in Kansas City Personal Injury Claims in Kansas and Missouri States have their own time periods for filing civil suits, these time periods are known as statute of limitations and apply to personal injury claims against another party.  Knowing the appropriate statute is important because, depending on the circumstances of your injury, any

Personal Injury Attorneys in Kansas City

Personal Injury Claims in Kansas and Missouri

States have their own time periods for filing civil suits, these time periods are known as statute of limitations and apply to personal injury claims against another party.  Knowing the appropriate statute is important because, depending on the circumstances of your injury, any lawsuit could be dismissed if the statute of limitations has run.

 

It’s critical to speak with a Kansas City personal injury attorney as soon as possible to determine what state your particular accident or injury is related to, in addition to the exact time period you have to work within in order to file your lawsuit.

Missouri Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims

In Missouri, an injured party has up to 2 years to file a suit for the following:

  • defamation,
  • medical malpractice,
  • or other personal injuries

A key distinction to keep in mind is that there is a ten (10) year period allowing for the discovery of an injury.  This key point will likely need to be argued before a judge, therefore, consulting with a Kansas City personal injury lawyer is imperative.

Don’t wait, please call for a free consultation into your personal injury.

References to important statute of limitations in the State of Missouri (as of this writing).

Cause of Action Statute
Assault and battery: 2 years R.S.Mo. 516.140
Contract (in writing): 10 years R.S.Mo. 516.110(1)
Contract (not in writing):5 years R.S.Mo. 516.120(1)
False imprisonment: 2 years R.S.Mo. 516.140
Fraud: 5 years R.S.Mo. 516.120(5)
Libel: 2 years R.S.Mo. 516.140
Medical malpractice: 2 years R.S.Mo. 516.105
Personal injury: 2 years R.S.Mo. 516.140
Slander: 2 years R.S.Mo. 516.140
Wrongful death: 3 years R.S.Mo. 537.100

For reference, a complete searches of Missouri’s Revised Statutes can be found here.

If you’ve been injured as a result of an accident, or medical malpractice, contact a Kansas City personal injury lawyer to determine your particular statute of limitations and claims for a personal injury lawsuit. Contact our offices at 816-866-7711 or directly through the Contact Us form for a free consultation.

Kansas Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims

Cause of Action Statute
Assault and battery: 1 year Kan. Stat. § 60-514(b) (2016)
Contract (in writing): 4 or 5 years Kan. Stat. § 60-511(1) (2016); Kan. Stat. § 84-2-725 (2016)
Contract (not in writing): 3 or 4 years Kan. Stat. § 60-512(1) (2016); Kan. Stat. § 84-2-725 (2016)
False imprisonment: 1 year Kan. Stat. § 60-514(b) (2016)
Fraud: 2 years Kan. Stat. § 60-513(a)(3) (2016)
Legal malpractice: 2 years Kan. Stat. § 60-513(a)(4) (2016)
Libel: 1 year Kan. Stat. § 60-514(a) (2016)
Medical malpractice: 2 years Kan. Stat. § 60-513(a)(7) (2016)
Personal injury: 2 years Kan. Stat. § 60-513(a)(4) (2016)
Product liability: 2 years Kan. Stat. § 60-513(a)(4) (2016)
Property damage: 2 years Kan. Stat. § 60-513(a)(2) (2016)
Slander: 1 year Kan. Stat. § 60-514(a) (2016)
Trespass: 2 years Kan. Stat. § 60-513(a)(1) (2016)
Wrongful death: 2 years Kan. Stat. § 60-513(a)(5) (2016)

 

For Reference Complete searches of Kansas Statutes Available Here

If you’ve been injured as a result of an accident, or medical malpractice, contact a Kansas City personal injury lawyer to determine your particular statute of limitations and claims for a personal injury lawsuit. Contact our offices at 816-866-7711 or directly through the Contact Us form for a free consultation.

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