Time Limits and the Law

General Time Limits for Bringing Claims and Suits.

There is a two year statute of limitations in Kansas and Missouri for filing medical malpractice suits. There is a two year statute of limitations in Kansas and a five year statute of limitations in Missouri for bringing claims for injuries resulting from automobile accidents. There is a two year statute of limitations in Kansas and a three year statute of limitations in Missouri for bringing wrongful death claims.

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The time limits for bringing claims for intentional torts like assault, battery, libel and slander are usually shorter than the time limits for negligence torts like automobile accidents and malpractice claims.

The time limits for bringing charges of discrimination in the workplace based on race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex or disability are shorter still. Often these claims must be filed within 180 days of the discriminatory act.

There are statutes in Missouri which require proper written notice to the mayor of certain cities within 90 days of an accident if a claim is going to be made that injuries were caused by a defect in a street, bridge or public thoroughfare.

You may have just a few days to file a grievance against your employer under your union contract.

These are just some of the time limits that apply in bringing claims and suits. Always talk to an experienced lawyer about the specific facts of your case in order to determine the actual time limit that applies to your situation. And remember, time is of the essence. The clock is running against you if you have a potential claim. Be sure to talk to an experienced lawyer as soon as possible and pursue your legal rights without delay.

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