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Statute of Limitations

(WD=Wrongful Death; Neg=Negligence; PL=Products Liability; MedMal=Medical Malpractice)

StateTime LimitStatuteLink to State Statute/Legislature
Alabama2 years (MedMal, Neg, PL, WD)Ala. Code §§6-5-428; 6-2-38; 6-5-410Go There
Alaska2 years (MedMal, Neg, PL, WD)AS §09.10.070Go There
Arizona2 years (MedMal, Neg, PL, WD)Ariz. Rev. Stat. §12-542Go There
Arkansas3 years (Neg, PL, WD if not MedMal); 2 years (MedMal)Ark. Code Ann. §§16-56-105; 16-62-102; 16-114-203; 16-116-103Go There
California2 years (MedMal, Neg, PL, WD)CCP §335.1Go There
Colorado2 years (MedMal, Neg, PL, WD)Colo. Rev. Stat. §§13-80-102; 13-80-102.5Go There
Connecticut2 years (MedMal, Neg, WD); 3 years (PL)Conn. Gen. Stat. §§52-577a; 52-584Go There
Delaware2 years (MedMal, Ned, PL, WD)Del. Stat. §§10-81-8119; 18-68-6856Go There
District of Columbia3 yearsTitle 12, Ch. 3, Sec. 12-301Go There
Florida4 yearsTitle 8, Ch. 95, Sec. 95.11Go There
Georgia2 yearsSec. 9-3-33Go There
Hawaii2 yearsRev. Stat. Sec. 657.7Go There
Idaho2 yearsTitle 5, Ch. 2, Sec. 5-219Go There
Illinois2 yearsCh. 735, Act 5, Art 13, Sec. 13-202Go There
Indiana2 yearsTitle 34, Art. 11, Ch. 2, Sec. 34-11-2-4Go There
Iowa2 yearsChapter 614, Section 614.1Go There
Kansas2 yearsChapter 60, Art 5, Sec. 60-513Go There
Kentucky1 yearTitle 36, Chapter 413, Sec. 413.140Go There
Louisiana1 yearCi. Code. Art. 3492Go There
Maine6 yearsTitle 14,Part 2, Ch. 205, Sub. 1, Sec. 752Go There
Maryland3 yearsCourts and Judicial Proceedings, Sec. 5-101Go There
Massachusetts3 yearsTitle 5, Ch. 260, Secs. 2A and 4Go There
Michigan3 yearsChapter 600, Act 236, Ch. 58, Sec. 600.5805, number 9Go There
Minnesota2 yearsCh. 541, Sec 541.05, 541.07Go There
Mississippi3 yearsTitle 15, Ch. 1, Sec. 15-1-49Go There
Missouri5 yearsTitle 35, Ch. 516, Sec. 516.120Go There
Montana3 yearsTitle 27, Ch. 2, 27-2-204 and 27-2-207Go There
Nebraska4 yearsTitle 25, Section 207, 25-207Go There
Nevada2 years (WD,Neg)4 years (PL)Chapter 11, Sec 11.190Go There
New Hampshire3 yearsChapter 508, Sec. 508.4Go There
New Jersey2 yearsTitle 2A, Ch. 14, Sec. 2A:14-2Go There
New Mexico3 yearsCh. 37, Art. 1, Sec. 37-1-8Go There
New York3 yearsCivil Practice Laws and Rules, Art. 2, Sec. 214Go There
North Carolina2 yearsTitle 1, Section 1-52Go There
North Dakota6 years; 2 years wrongful deathTitle 28, Ch. 1, Secs. 28-01-16 and 28-01-18Go There
Ohio2 yearsTitle 23, Ch. 5, Sec. 2305.10Go There
Oklahoma2 yearsTitle 12, Ch. 3, Sec. 95Go There
Oregon2 yearsCh. 12, Sec. 12.110Go There
Pennsylvania2 years42 Pa.C.S. § 5524Go There
Rhode Island3 yearsTitle 9, Ch. 1, Sec. 9-1-14Go There
South Carolina3 yearsTitle 15, Ch. 3, Sec. 15-3-530Go There
South Dakota3 yearsTitle 15, Ch. 2, Sec. 15-2-14Go There
Tennessee1 yearTitle 28, Ch. 3, Sec. 28-3-104Go There
Texas2 yearsCiv. Prac. & Rem Code, Title 2, Ch. 16, Sec. 16.003Go There
Utah4 yearsTitle 78, Ch. 12, Sec. 78-12-25Go There
Vermont3 yearsTitle 12, Part 2, Ch. 23, Subch. 2, Sec. 512Go There
Virginia2 yearsTitle 8.01, Ch. 4, Sec. 8.01-243Go There
Washington3 yearsTitle 4, Ch. 16, Sec. 4.16.080Go There
West Virginia2 yearsTitle 55, Ch. 2, Sec. 55-2-12Go There
Wisconsin3 years (MedMal, Neg, PL, WD)Chapter 893, §§ 893.51-57Go There
Wyoming4 years (MedMal, Neg, PL, WD)Wyo. Stat. § 1-3-105Go There

Disclaimer: The law generally limits the time within which you may bring a lawsuit for personal injuries for someone else’s negligence. The above chart is only a directory and guide, and is not intended to constitute legal advice. There may be exceptions in your state which increase or decrease the time within which you must file a lawsuit. Please check the statutes in your state before relying on this information or consult with an attorney, as the law may have changed. This could affect your rights.

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