what are the statues of limitations for filing a lawsuit in pa.

Asked on June 10, 2009 under Accident Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

J.V., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

the statute differs depending on what the lawsuit is for.

here is a quick synopsis but I advise contacting a lawyer about your specific case

Professional Malpractice: Professional negligence actions, including medical malpractice lawsuits, must be filed within 2 years.

Personal Injury: 2 years.

Fraud: 2 years.

Libel / Slander / Defamation: 1 year.

Injury to Personal Property: 2 years.

Product Liability: 2 years.

Contracts: Written and under seal, 20 years. Otherwise, 4 years.


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