In this video, Columbia personal injury lawyer, Kenneth E. Berger, explains statute of limitations in South Carolina. Statute of limitations is the amount of time that you have to file a civil lawsuit. The beginning of this time period usually is the date the accident occurred.
Statute of Limitations in South Carolina
In South Carolina injury cases, you have three years to file a suit against a non-government entity. If the defendant is governmental, then you have two years. Examples of a governmental defendant may include a county hospital or a police department.
When it comes to workers’ compensation, the statute of limitations is two years. Claims then must be filed within two year from the date of the injury.
There are also sometimes exceptions to these time limits. Two important exceptions include injuries to minors and those injured due to medical malpractice.
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Do you need help filing a lawsuit in time or have any additional questions? If so, call the Law Office of Kenneth E. Berger today at 803-790-2800 or you can start a live chat to speak with a member of our team 24/7.