What Is a Statute of Limitations?

Plaintiffs have a limited time in which to file a lawsuit, called a “statute of limitations.”  This period usually begins when the plaintiff is injured or realizes the severity of their injuries.

Statutes of limitations vary from state to state.  They are established by state law and often vary by type of injury.  For instance, the statute of limitations for injuries to an individual in Virginia is two years, but five years for injury to personal property. As always, check with your attorney.

Sources: https://statelaws.findlaw.com/statutes-of-limitations.html

https://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-law-basics/time-limits-for-charges-state-criminal-statutes-of-limitations.html

 

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