Are you able to bypass the 1 year statute of limitations in attempting to sue a home inspector for defects that they missed in Pennsylvania using the discovery rule? I read on the Attorney General website that it was 1 year to go after a faulty inspection, however, I know that discovery comes into play in other legal cases. I was curious as to whether this applies to this situation or if 1 year is the limit. I have extensive reports that show the inspector was negligent in their inspection and have incurred significant damage to my property due to the negligence per the reports. Thank you!
1 Answer from Attorneys
Discovery is part of a law suit. First you have to start the law suit by filing a complaint, and there are procedural steps that follow. You can't have discovery without that.
Consult with a lawyer to determine what the statute of limitations is in your matter. No website can give you a legal answer. All aspects of your situation have to be reviewed, including all documents involved.
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