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Negligence / Personal Injury
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Wrongful Death
2 Years years with Discovery Rule.
Medical Malpractice
2 Years with Discovery Rule (1 year from act) but never more than 4 years from occurrence. Actions against health-care providers must be filed within two years of the malpractice or within two years from the date the injury was, or should have been, discovered. In no event may a person file a medical malpractice action more than four years from the date of the act giving rise to the injury. These time limitations also apply to minors under 18. In foreign object cases suit must be filed within one year of insertion of the object or within one year from the date the plaintiff discovered, or should have discovered, the object. These time limitations also apply to minors under 18. Various rules apply to amount of recovery.
Malpractice (Other Professions)
Products Liability
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Intentional Torts
1 Year
3 Years for relief on ground of fraud or mistake
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
2 Years for actions against state or municipalities.
Discovery Rule
Standard rule applies in Utah except see medical malpractice above.
Comparative Negligence
Charitable Immunity
Person who renders emergency care at or near scene of or during emergency, gratuitously and in good faith, not liable for any civil damages or penalties as result of any act or omission by person rendering emergency care, unless person is grossly negligent or caused emergency.
SOL runs from end of disability for infants (18th birthday) and insane persons. No toll for disability in malpractice cases. SOL does not run during absence or concealment of defendant.
Punitive Damages
Follows common law rules.
No-Fault Insurance
Other Relevant Information
Actions may be commenced up to 3 years after discovery for asbestos damage.

Several rules apply to restrict liability against ski and snowboarding areas.
Consumer Fraud Complaint
Utah Department of Commerce Division of Consumer Protection


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