Legal Question in Personal Injury in United States

I am trying to find out the statute of limitations and personal injury due to vehicle liability (vehicle recall) in the state, pardon me, the Commonwealth of Virginia…? (I was just told by an attorney in Connecticut that he thought it might be two years but did not know)

Asked on 8/01/17, 12:11 pm

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2 Answers from Attorneys

Donald Kohler Donald W. Kohler, Attorney at Law

Here's some of the statutes regarding statute of limitations. I advise you to contact a VA lawyer to discuss your case.

Personal injury: 2 years Va. Code § 8.01-243(A)

Product liability: 2 years Va. Code § 8.01-243(A), (B)

Property damage: 5 years Va. Code § 8.01-243(B)

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Answered on 8/01/17, 12:39 pm

Jonathon Moseley Moseley Legal Associates LLP

Yes, usually Virginia categorizes the statute of limitations by the nature of the injury rather than by the the reason. This is unusual.

In Virginia, physical injury to a person has a 2 year statute of limitations.

There are some situations that might extend this time based on whether injury was discovered later, the defendant was hiding from Virginia, the plaintiff was a child, etc. but those exceptions are difficult to claim.

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Answered on 8/01/17, 7:48 pm

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