What is the statute of limitations for car accidents in Missouri?
This can happen for a number of reasons…
It may take time to realize the full extent of their injuries.
They may be incapacitated (coma, brain injury, etc.).
They may be reluctant to take action because they know the other party involved and do not want to cause conflict or strife.
They may simply be unaware of the claims or lawsuit process, or of what their rights and responsibilities entail.
Whatever the cause, if it has been some time since your car accident but you have only recently begun thinking about taking legal action, it will come as welcome news that Missouri provides a very generous statute of limitations.
It is important to take action as soon as possible to not miss the time limit.
Statutes of limitation for car accident cases in Missouri are provided in Missouri Revised Statutes § 516.120. Specifically, you have five years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit and seek recovery. Most states have two-year time limit on accidents. Missouri residents have extra time to consider their options, collect evidence, and file actions after an auto collision.