When does that statute of limitations run out regarding a personal injury?

I worked as an underground coal miner. In 6 years ago, a boss and an electrician cut off a lock in a belt drive

while I was working on it. It started the belt and pulled me about 30 feet. I had major injury to my right arm. Since then I have had 6 surgeries. I have not been able to work and have been denied Social Security, which I am still fighting to receive. Can I sue the company at this time or is there a statute of limitations?

Asked on December 8, 2018 under Personal Injury, Alaska


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

Unfortunately for you, the statute of limitations for personal injury is a short one, especially in your state (Alaska): it is only 2 years. Those two years from from when you are injured, so if you were hurt 6 years ago, you are long out of time to sue.

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