Construction: 7 Years from substantial completion of improvement to real property. K.R.S. § 413.135 .
Products: 5 Years from sale date or 8 Years from manufacture date (Rebuttable Presumption). K.R.S. § 411.310
(1) If a person entitled to bring any action mentioned in KRS 413.090 to 413.160 dies before the expiration of the time limited for its commencement and the cause of action survives, the action may be brought by his personal representative after the expiration of that time, if commenced within one (1) year after the qualification of the representative.
(2) If a person dies before the time at which the right to bring any action mentioned in KRS 413.090 to 413.160 would have accrued to him if he had continued alive, and there is an interval of more than one (1) year between his death and the qualification of his personal representative, that representative, for purposes of this chapter, shall be deemed to have qualified on the last day of the one-year period. Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 413.180
(1) The following actions shall be commenced within one (1) year after the cause of action accrued:
(a) An action for an injury to the person of the plaintiff, or of her husband, his wife, child, ward, apprentice, or servant; Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 413.140
When an injury does not manifest itself immediately the cause of action should accrue when the plaintiff knew or should have known that he had been injured by the conduct of the tortfeasor.
Statute of Repose - (1) In any product liability action, it shall be presumed, until rebutted by a preponderance of the evidence to the contrary, that the subject product was not defective if the injury, death or property damage occurred either more than five (5) years after the date of sale to the first consumer or more than eight (8) years after the date of manufacture.
(2) In any product liability action, it shall be presumed, until rebutted by a preponderance of the evidence to the contrary, that the product was not defective if the design, methods of manufacture, and testing conformed to the generally recognized and prevailing standards or the state of the art in existence at the time the design was prepared, and the product was manufactured. Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 411.310
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