Both Kansas and Missouri have time limits for the filing of a personal injury lawsuit in an auto collision case. If a lawsuit is not on file by the expiration of the time limit, you will be prohibited from filing a lawsuit and will be barred from obtaining any compensation for your personal injury claim. In Kansas, the time limit for filing a lawsuit is two years from the date of the car wreck. In Missouri, any personal injury claim arising out of an auto collision must be on file within five years of the date of the collision. If the collision resulted in a death, Kansas requires that the wrongful death lawsuit be filed within two years of the collision. In Missouri, there is a three year wrongful death statute of limitations.
Because a lawsuit and personal injury claim takes time for your lawyer to properly prepare, it is highly recommended that you contact an attorney as soon as possible.
If you have any questions about the personal injury claims process, you can request a free copy of Mike’s book, Kansas & Missouri Auto Accident Victim’s Guidebook, by clicking on Kansas & Missouri Auto Accidents Victim’s Guidebook or you can call Mike at 913-789-7477 to request a free consultation.