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What are Colorado Statutes of Limitations?

court roomEvery state has laws that limit the amount of time a victim can file a legal claim against another person or entity. This is known as a statute of limitations and its deadlines depend largely on the type of injury and claim you are pursing. Unless there is an exception specified by law, then an injured person would lose the right to sue for damages after the statute of limitations expires.

Numerous statutes of limitations impose limitations on specific civil actions. Due to the complexities associated with the law, it is important to contact an experienced Denver personal injury lawyer to handle your case. Your lawyer can ensure that you do not miss any critical deadlines for filing your claim and can preserve your rights to recover damages.

Colorado Statutes of Limitations:

  • Wrongful Death – Two years from the time of death to file a claim. Family members can decide to bring a wrongful death claim if a loved one was killed due to the negligence of another person.

  • Personal Injury – You have 2 years from the time of the accident to bring a claim against the negligent party.

  • Bodily injury or Property Damage – three years from the date that both the injury and damage occurred.

  • Medical Malpractice – Injure patients have 2 years from the time of the injury to bring a claim of medical malpractice against a doctor or healthcare provider. Cannot exceed three years.

  • Product Liability – two years from the time the injury and its causes are known. If you were unaware that the product you were using caused your injury, you may be able to have more time—especially in dangerous drug cases.

Unfortunately, many injured victims believe that they have already missed the window to file a claim. This is not necessarily the case. Numerous exceptions can be made legally depending on the injuries and how long you knew about them. Your attorney will be able to review your case and the circumstances surrounding your injury and determine if you are still eligible to file a claim. Even if you believe that time has run out on your ability to file a lawsuit, it is important to speak to an attorney and discuss all legal options that are available to you.

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