Statute of Limitations

Car Accident Injuries Statute of Limitations

If you have been injured in an accident you must bring your claim within four years from the date of the accident. Their is a different time periods apply if your  accident involves a wrongful death, which has a different statute of limitation of two years.


Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations

malpractice of a health care provider you have only two years from the date you discovered or should have discovered your injury to bring your claim.


Defective Products Statute of Limitations

A defective product claim must be brought within two years.


Injuries Caused by State, County, or City Governments or Employees Statute of Limitations

If your Utah personal claim is against a governmental entity such as the state, a county, or a city or an employee of such a government entity then the Utah Governmental Immunity Act applies.  The UGIA requires that you first file what is called a “notice of claim” with the governmental entity that caused the injury within one year after your claim arises.


 Asbestos injuries Statute of Limitations

An asbestos claim must be within three years from the date when you could have discovered your asbestos related injury.


Statute of Limitations for Injuries Caused by the Federal Government or its Employees

Congress has passed what is known at the Federal Tort Claims Act, which requires you to bring your personal injury claim against the federal government within two years after your claim accrues.  Before you can sue the federal government you have to file a written claim with the federal agency at fault.  If the federal agency is going to deny your claim it has only six months to do so and if it fails to deny your claim you can then sue the federal government in federal district court after the six months has passed.


Wrongful Death Lawsuits Statute of Limitations

From the date of death to recover for the wrongful death you have two years.


Statute of Limitations for Injuries Caused by Libel, Slander, False imprisonment, or Seduction is one year in Utah.