Personal Injury Lawsuit Statute Of Limitations In Delaware

Injury Lawsuit Filing Timeframes In Delaware

A statute of limitations is a legal term referring to the time frame during which legal recourse can be taken regarding a certain legal issue. In terms of personal injury law in Delaware the statute of limitations describes the time period you have to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party, parties or entity. 

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another in Delaware it is a wise move to speak with a skilled Delaware Personal Injury Attorney. Please call The Delaware Injury Lawyers at The Freibott Law Firm regarding your case. They can be reached at 302 633 9000 in New Castle County or Kent County, Delaware. In Sussex County dial 302 227 9559. Or, click here to email them. Let them make protecting your rights their number one priority.

Delaware Personal Injury Lawsuit Statute Of Limitations

The statutes of limitations for various types of personal injury lawsuits in Delaware are:

Negligence - 2 years

Medical Malpractice- Claims against health care practitioners must be brought within two years of the date that the injury occurred. If the injury was unknown and could not have discovered within the two-year time limit, the action may be brought within three years of the date of the injury, but in no event after the expiration of three years. Finally, minors under the age of six have until their sixth birthday to file a claim or within the two-year limitations period, whichever time period is greater.

Product Liability - 2 years

Wrongful Death - 2 years From Date Of Death

Survival- 2 years

In Delaware there are no limits on economic or non-economic damages. Delaware allows for punitive damages only when there is a finding of malicious intent to injure or willful and wanton conduct on the part of the defendant.

Types Of Accidents Commonly Resulting In Personal Injury Lawsuits

In Delaware there are a plethora of accidents that can result in a personal injury lawsuit. These include: car, truck and motorcycle accidents. Premises liability accidents, dog bites/animal attacks, slips and falls, accidents occurring on someone's property, retail store negligence, nursing home and treatment center abuse, assault and wrongful death. If you, or someone you care for, have been injured in any of these types of accidents within the last 2 years it in your best interest to speak to a Delaware Personal Injury Law Firm. 

Let A Delaware Personal Injury Lawyer Help You

Being injured due to another's negligence can inflict severe consequences on your life. Immediately after the accident time is on your side. As you get closer to the 2 years from date of accident mark filing a personal injury lawsuit becomes extremely important if you want to protect yourself legally. If you are concerned about your injuries and the statute of limitations expiring please call The Freibott Law Firm at 302 633 9000 or 302 227 9559 in Sussex County, Delaware. Or, email the firm by clicking here.