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The West Virginia statute of limitations on product liability cases is 2 years from the date of the injury involving the defective product.
West Virginia Statute of Limitations on Wrongful Death Cases
A wrongful death claim may be pursued if a party’s negligence or wrongful actions led to an individual’s death. The West Virginia statute of limitations on wrongful death cases is 2 years from the date of death. For more information on this type of claim, you should contact a Clarksburg wrongful death lawyer.
West Virginia Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice Cases
A medical malpractice claim may be filed if an individual was injured because of the negligent or wrongful actions of a medical professional. The West Virginia statute of limitations on medical malpractice cases is 2 years.
However, if the injury is not immediately known, then the claim can be filed within 2 years the injury was or should have been discovered.Under no circumstances can a medical malpractice claim be filed more than 10 years from the date the injury occurred.
If the medical malpractice claim involves a minor who is 10 years old and under, the West Virginia statute of limitations is 2 years from the date the injury occurred or prior to the minor child’s 12th birthday, whichever is the longest period.
West Virginia Statute of Limitations for Minors
Except in the situation of a wrongful death claim or a medical malpractice claim, West Virginia statute of limitations for minors starts on the minor’s 18th birthday.
How a Clarksburg Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
If you have been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim. A Clarksburg personal injury lawyer can take evaluate your case, determine what your next steps should be, and help you file the appropriate type of claim.
The Miley Legal Group will work with you to fight for the compensation you deserve and help you to move on with your life. Contact us today to schedule a no-cost consultation – 304-326-1800.