If you're injured in a motorcycle accident in Kansas or Missouri caused by a negligent driver, you could suffer catastrophic injuries that prevent you from working and affect your quality of life.
Even less severe injuries might require months off work for your recovery and cost tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills.
Receiving full compensation for your injuries is essential. One critical step to ensure this is to file your lawsuit within the statutes of limitation.
The statute of limitations is the timeframe you have to file a civil lawsuit in your motorcycle accident case. If you fail to file a suit within this time period, the judge will most likely dismiss it.
Each state has different guidelines for statute of limitations, and you must follow the law in the state where your collision occurred.
Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Accidents in MO or KS
In Missouri, the statute of limitations depends on whether the accident caused someone’s injuries or death. Here are the rules you must follow:
- The deadline is five years from the date of your accident if you suffered injuries in the crash.
- The deadline is three years from the date of a victim’s death if a loved one died as a result of a motorcycle accident.
You have a much shorter time to file your lawsuit in Kansas. Under the state's statute of limitation, you must do so within these time periods:
- Two years from the date of the accident for personal injuries
- Two years from the date of death if a family died in a motorcycle wreck
Have You Been Injured In A Motorcycle Accident?
If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident you need to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Kansas City office directly at 816.471.5111 to schedule your free consultation.
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