Exceptions to the CA Statute of Limitations
The two-year statute of limitations on civil lawsuits in California is relatively strict. Miss it, and you risk losing your shot at compensation for your injuries or damages. The good news is that there are exceptions when it comes to the California statute of limitations.
Ultimately, California has discovered a variety of factual scenarios that could be reason to delay the statute of limitations clock. This will extend your time limit laid down by the statute of limitations. Some of the reasons why this exception will be made are if the injured individual did not discover or was not aware of the fact that they had been injured or suffered harm due to someone else’s negligence until a later time. This rule is called the “delayed discovery” rule.
If the injured person is under the age of eighteen or basically lacked the legal capacity to make a decision to apply for compensation, this would be another reason to exercise the exception. Go here for more info:[dcl=6633]
Lastly, if the guilty party left the state prior to any legal action being taken against them, then obviously no lawsuit could be effectively filed if that person was not present at the time.
If you’ve missed the statute of limitations on your case, don’t give up just yet. Instead, reach out to a lawyer to see what your options are.