Kansas Civil Statute of Limitations – Personal Injury Claims
Every state writes its personal injury statutes of limitations, or the time frame you have in which to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit, differently. These are not criminal statutes of limitations and are tried in a different court, the civil court. The discovery time, or the time in which the personal injury is discovered, also differs between states. Depending on the nature of your personal injury or accident, your lawsuit might be invalid because you didn’t pursue legal action fast enough, or perhaps admitted publicly that you had discovered the personal injury years ago. It is important that you speak with a Kansas City personal injury attorney about your personal injury lawsuit immediately to determine if the State of Kansas or Missouri’s statute of limitation laws apply to your particular lawsuit.
The Statue of Limitations in the State of Kansas varies from one to five years typically, but the statutory timeframe will change based on your discovery of the harm or effects of the personal injury sustained. Because the discovery of an injury can be debated in court, speaking with a Kansas City personal injury lawyer about your Kansas personal injury or accident is imperative. Do not hesitate, please contact my office for a free consultation into your personal injury.
Below is a general list of civil statute of limitations and links to their respective laws for the State of Kansas. Please note, state laws change frequently, and the information displayed on this site might be outdated since the time of its writing. The nature of your injury and it’s discovery also play a significant role in your lawsuit.
It is EXTREMELY important that you speak with a Kansas City personal injury attorney about your personal injury to determine the statute of limitations for your personal injury lawsuit.
Injury to a Person 1 Year – 60-514
Medical (Professional) Malpractice 2 Years from Reasonable Discovery, Maximum of 4 Years – 60-513(a)(7), 60-513(c)
A complete list of Kansas Revised Statutes can be found here.
If you have suffered an accident, personal injury, or medical malpractice, do not attempt to represent yourself in court. Contact a qualified Kansas City personal injury lawyer to discuss your statute of limitations and potentiality for a personal injury lawsuit. I have practiced personal injury law in both Kansas and Missouri for over 20 years, and I offer complimentary consultations for personal injury cases. Contact me today.