Construction: An action arising out of the defective and unsafe condition of an improvement to real property against an architect, professional engineer, or contractor, must be brought within six (6) years after occupancy, use, or acceptance of the improvement, or one (1) year after the defect is discovered. M.C.L.A. § 600.5839(1)(a).
Sec. 5805. (1) A person shall not bring or maintain an action to recover damages for injuries to persons or property unless, after the claim first accrued to the plaintiff or to someone through whom the plaintiff claims, the action is commenced within the periods of time prescribed by this section.
(10) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the period of limitations is 3 years after the time of the death or injury for all actions to recover damages for the death of a person, or for injury to a person or property. Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 600.5805
According to MCL 600.5827, the applicable period of limitations runs from the time the claim accrues, unless otherwise expressly provided. The Michigan Supreme Court has interpreted MCL 600.5827 as meaning that a claim accrues when the wrong was done and further explained that “the wrong is done when the plaintiff is harmed rather than when the defendant acted.” Trentadue v. Buckler Automatic Lawn Sprinkler Co, 479 Mich. 378, 388; 738 NW2d 664 (2007); Boyle v. Gen Motors Corp, 468 Mich. 226, 231 n. 5; 661 NW2d 557 (2003). When all of the elements of a cause of action for personal injury have occurred, including damages, the claim accrues and the statute of limitations begins to run. Stephens v. Dixon, 449 Mich. 531, 538; 536 NW2d 755 (1995) (citation omitted). Even if later damages result, “they give rise to no new cause of action, nor does the statute of limitations begin to run anew as each item of damage is incurred.” Stephens, 449 Mich. at 538 (quotation omitted). Falk v. All Acquisition Corp., 296012, 2011 WL 566851 (Mich. Ct. App. Feb. 17, 2011)
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