The period after your injury can be a whirlwind of emotions, doctor appointments and insurance struggles. Time can easily slip away from you.
If you believe someone else was responsible for your injury, do not waste time taking action. Here is what you need to know about the statute of limitations for a Kentucky personal injury claim.
What is the Kentucky statute of limitations for personal injury claims?
For most personal injury claims in Kentucky, you have one year after the injury occurred to pursue damages. The law allows two years to initiate injury claims for motor vehicle accidents. Because Kentucky is a no-fault insurance state, you must carry personal injury protection. The two-year period begins when you receive your last PIP payment. If you did not receive PIP payments, the two-year period begins on the date of the accident.
When are there exceptions to the timeline?
Kentucky law allows some exceptions to the statute of limitations timeline. For example, injury awareness is sometimes impossible until weeks or months after the incident occurs, such as in medical malpractice cases. In instances of delayed injury discovery, the one-year period may start when you realize your injury. Also, if an injured party is under 18, the claims timeline may not begin until their 18th birthday.
Recovering from your injuries is likely to be an expensive process. You have a right to seek damages to help pay for the care you need. Personal injury claims are time-sensitive, so make an action plan today.