Is there a statue of limitation to collect from accident claim?

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Is there a statue of limitation to collect from accident claim?

Accident happened approximately 14 years ago. Just received notice from
DMV of suspension of driver’s license due to suit filed in regards to this
claim which happened in another state. Prior to this notice, I had no
knowledge of this lawsuit.

Asked on April 8, 2018 under Accident Law, Mississippi

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

There is a statute of limitations (SOL), but it is impossible to say what it would be in your case without more information:
1) The SOL varies state-by-state. If the claim was filed in another state,  the SOL will be for that state, not Mississippi.
2) If you were actually sued and a judgment obtained againt you by default (even if in error--i.e. without you receiving notice of it, and so subject to being vacated), the SOL would be the SOL for enforcing a judgment, which can be very long--up to 20 years.


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