South Carolina Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

Watch as Columbia personal injury lawyer Kenneth E. Berger explains statute of limitations in this video.

Statute of limitation is the amount of time that you have to file a civil lawsuit. The beginning of this time usually is when the accident occurred.

In South Carolina personal 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. These exceptions are explained in greater detail on Mr. Berger's website. Two important exceptions include injuries to minors and those injured due to medical malpractice.

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

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