Statute of Limitations-General Negligence-Children (Not Medical Negligence)

Previously, I discussed time deadlines, called statutes
of limitation, that an adult has to file a lawsuit based on general
negligence.  But what about when the person injured is under the age of 18?  When does a child have to file suit?  Currently, if a person is under the age of 18, the time deadline for filing suit does not begin to run until they turn 18.  They then have two years from the date that they turn 18 to file a lawsuit based on general negligence.  Please note that even if a person files suit
within the applicable limitations period, they must still exercise diligence in
serving the defendant(s). If they fail to
do so, their claims will still be barred by the statute of limitations, even if
they filed the case within the appropriate deadline. All of
this can get rather confusing so the bottom line is do not put off consulting
with a qualified personal injury trial attorney to assist you
in determining if you have a claim and when a lawsuit must be filed
to preserve that claim.  Therefore, please feel free to contact me at
940.891.0003 to set up a cost-free consultation to discuss your case.  *Please
note that this Blog does not apply to
medical negligence cases, which is a separate beast better discussed in a separate
blog.  I look forward to visiting
with you next time.    Brian T. Cartwright, Board Certified,
Personal Injury Trial Law, AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, Shareholder, Alagood
& Cartwright, P.C.

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