A statute of limitations is a law that determines how long you have to file a lawsuit that differs depending on the type of legal claim, and often varies from state to state. Usually, after this window of time terminates, a person has missed the opening needed to file. Once the overdue claim is banned by the statute of limitations, there is no opportunity for reviving it.

Statutes of limitations were introduced in order to circumvent such issues as indeterminable lengths of time for litigation and stagnant claims. Statutes of limitations cut-off points in the state of Arkansas in accordance with Ark. Code Ann. § 16-56-101 et. seq.:

Personal Injury

Arkansas requires the victim to file the personal injury claim within three years of the date that the injury occurred. This window of time includes claims for specific injuries caused by such concerns as car accidents and defective products.

Medical Malpractice

Suits against negligent medical care providers in Arkansas must be filed within two years of the injury or negligent act or omission.

Wrongful Death

In Arkansas, most wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within three years of the victim's death.

Special Rules for Minors and Other Issues

Except in cases regarding wrongful death, the cut-off point in Arkansas takes place on the minor's 21st birthday.

The advice provided by this section of the site has been developed for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as legal counsel on any particular case. This information does not compare to legal counseling and is subject to adjustment without prior warning.

If you have been a victim of an accident on Arkansas roads and interstates or in waterways in various parts of the state, you may deserve to be compensated for your traumatic experience. Don't let varying statute of limitation laws obstruct or dismiss your case before you win the compensation that you need and deserve.

Please call 877-638-6226 or email our personal injury lawyers today and we will be happy to schedule a free consultation for you. Our office is in Little Rock, Arkansas, and we serve the entire state.