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What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury & Wrongful Death in Kansas?


Statute of limitations for personal injury or wrongful death refer to the restriction of time in which a person can file a lawsuit regarding an accident or injury at the hands of another. These limitations are determined particularly by the state in which the alleged event took place, and their purpose is to prevent people from pursuing litigation far after the injury or accident took place, as evidence can deteriorate over time and become invalid.

In the state of Kansas, wrongful death and personal injury claims must be filed within 2 years of the date of the deceased person’s death or the injured person’s injury. However, there are certain instances in which you may not notice any adverse injuries or affects until after 2 years--in which case, you may be able to prove the injury cannot be reasonably determined until significant time after the initial accident. No more than 10 years from the date of the act which caused the injury can pass before you file.

If you attempt to file your lawsuit after the 2 year deadline has expired, it is almost guaranteed the defendants will file a motion to dismiss the lawsuit for its prolonged delay. The courts will almost always grant the motion and you will lose the opportunity to pursue litigation and seek the compensation you deserve--which is why it is essential you enlist in the help of a strongminded and experienced Wichita personal injury lawyer the moment you suffer an injury or accident at the hands of another.

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We at Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC pride ourselves on our unparalleled work ethic and desire to succeed. If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury or accident due to no fault of your own, don’t hesitate to enlist in the help of our Wichita personal injury lawyers immediately. We will waste no time in preparing your case to the best of our ability, to ensure you are able to pursue the litigation and justice you so deserve.

Schedule your initial consultation today. Contact us at (316) 688-1166.