What is the statue of limitations on a slip and fall after a suit has been filed?

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What is the statue of limitations on a slip and fall after a suit has been filed?

Asked on May 13, 2009 under Personal Injury, Tennessee

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keith martin

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

how do I file a law suit if I had a slip and fall at a restaurant and how long do I have before the statue of limitations run out

 

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

You question is sort of unclear.  The purpose of a statute of limitations it to bar people from bringing stale lawsuits.  It appears that your case has been filed.  Therefore, the question is whether you filed it timely.  Generally, the statute of limitations is 2 years in most states to file a negligence claim and sometimes 3 depending on the type of claim.  If the opposing party does not bring up the issue of the statute of limitations you probably filed the case timely.  I hope this was helpful as i was not sure what you were asking. 


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