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What are the Statutes of Limitation in Kansas?


Every state has Statutes of Limitation and it varies from state to state. Before pursuing your case, it would first be helpful to understand Kansas Statutes of Limitation.

What is a Statute of Limitation?

Statutes of Limitation is a time period in which a person can file a lawsuit. Not only does this vary from state to state, but it also varies depending on the cause of action or type of lawsuit.

Wrongful Death

Action pursuing a wrongful death claim generally must be filed within two years of the date of death. There are exceptions but they are complex and very fact depended. Its better to error on the side of safety and plan on a two year period.

Personal Injury Claims

From the date that the negligent act that resulted in injury occurs, Kansans have two years to file a personal injury claim.

Medical Malpractice Suits

A lawsuit against a health care provider must be filed within two years of the date that the injury occurred. If the injury was not revealed during that time period, a suit can be filed within four years of the date that the injury occurred.

Product Liability Cases

Typically, product liability from negligence must be filed within two years of injury. All product liability claims must be filed during the life of the product, which is presumed to be 10 years. However, the 10 year rule does not apply in regards to concealed injuries caused by harmful substances.

If you have had a Kansas personal injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.

If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.

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