The “statute of limitations” affects how long you have to file a court case after an injury. These statutes vary by state, as well as by cause of action.
In Missouri, the time limit on bringing a product liability claim to civil court is five years. If you do not file your civil complaint within five years, the court will typically refuse to hear your case whatsoever.
In the event of a wrongful death caused by a defective product, you must file the claim within three years of the date of the victim’s death. Those who are eligible to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased person’s estate includes the surviving spouse, children, or grandchildren, as well as the victim’s parents. If a minor died due to negligence or a defective product, then the statute of limitations starts to run on a minor’s 21st birthday.
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