In Missouri, personal injury cases have a statute of limitations of two years for most types of injuries or deaths due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. Think of a “statute of limitations” as the amount of time you have from the date of the accident/injury to take legal action. Please contact a Missouri personal injury attorney if you have been harmed by someone else through no fault of your own or if you have lost a loved one due to someone’s wrongdoing or negligence.
Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
The Missouri medical malpractice statute of limitations is two years, with an exception or two. One exception is that when a foreign object is left inside a patient during surgery, or if there is negligent failure to explain or provide test results, the injured person has two years from the date he or she discovered—or should have reasonably discovered—the injury, rather than two years from the date of the surgery. Another exception is that minors in Missouri have ten years from the date of injury or two years from their eighteenth birthday to bring a medical malpractice claim, whichever comes last.
Product Liability Statute of Limitations
In Missouri, you have three years after the injury or death occurred to file suit, and there is a twelve-year “statute of repose” for product liability cases in Missouri. A statute of repose allows for an extended period of time to file suit because in many product liability cases, the injuries do not manifest until several years after the faulty product comes into contact with the victim. For instance, a defective device may not make a patient sick until it was decayed or has caused serious problems inside the human body. The statute of repose in Missouri provides a claimant more time to take legal action.
Breach of Contract Statute of Limitations
Breaches of contract can cause serious, even catastrophic, financial harm to people and companies. If you have suffered due to a breach of a written contract in Missouri, the statute of limitations to file suit is ten years and only five years for a verbal contract.
Law firms in Missouri, after hearing the details of your case, will fight tirelessly to get you the monetary compensation you deserve regardless of whether your claims involves a breach of contract or an injury or death caused by another’s negligence.