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Negligence / Personal Injury
1 Year with Discovery Rule.
Wrongful Death
1 Year

from appointment of personal representative.  If none appointed within 1 year from death, then 2 years from date of death.  2 years for motor vehicle accident.

Medical Malpractice
1 Year with Discovery Rule but 5 year maximum from occurrence.
Malpractice (Other Professions)
Products Liability
1 Year with Discovery Rule. Rebuttable presumption lies that product was not defective if injury, death, or property damage occurs more than 8 years after date of manufacture.
Intentional Torts
1 Year with Discovery Rule but 5 year maximum from occurrence
10 Years Action for relief or damages on ground of fraud or mistake is barred after 10 years after making contract or perpetration of fraud, regardless of time and discovery.
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
year SOL. Partially waived. Notice must be given to Board of Claims within 1 year of injury. Damages permitted up to $200,000 per individual and $350,000 per claim.
Discovery Rule
SOL runs from when injury is, or should have been discovered. See specific rule for medical malpractice.
Comparative Negligence
Pure comparative negligence adopted
Charitable Immunity
SOL runs from removal of disability. Infants (from 18th birthday or from marriage under 18 with parents consent).
Punitive Damages
Clear and convincing evidence must be presented to indicate that defendant acted with malice, oppression, or fraud. Amounts in various circumstances governed by numerous specific statues. Caps: None
No-Fault Insurance
Other Relevant Information
1 year for injury or death not covered by longer limitation period.
Consumer Fraud Complaint
Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection


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