State Civil Statute of Limitations Laws
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A statute of limitations defines the time period in which a lawsuit must be filed. Choose a state from the map or list below for state-specific laws on statutes of limitations for different types of civil cases, including personal injury, malpractice, contract cases, and more.
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Even the most winnable injury cases must be filed before the legal deadline, and the time limit will vary depending on the particular claim. That's why it's a good idea to consult with a local personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you're thinking of filing a lawsuit. After all, finding a qualified personal injury attorney who knows the deadlines for filing in your state can mean the difference between receiving compensation for your injuries and being barred from filing your case.
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