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Negligence / Personal Injury
3 Years with Discovery Rule.
Wrongful Death
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Medical Malpractice
3 Years from malpractice or within two years of the date that the injury was, or should have been, discovered. In no event may suit be filed more than seven years (SOR) from the date of the malpractice. If a foreign object is not discovered within the three-year medical malpractice statute of limitations, the plaintiff may file suit within two years of the date that the object was, or should have been, discovered.
Malpractice (Other Professions)
Products Liability
3 Years with Discovery Rule.
Intentional Torts
3 Years
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
State liable for certain injuries to same extent as private individuals however, numerous monetary limits apply.
Discovery Rule
Standard rule applies in Vermont except see medical malpractice above.
Comparative Negligence
Applies unless plaintiff is more than 50% responsible.
Charitable Immunity
SOL runs after disability removed. Infant (18th birthday).
Punitive Damages
Allowed where malicious act or neglect proved.
No-Fault Insurance


Other Relevant Information
2 years for Dram Shop Liability.
1 year for Skiing Accidents (No liability for accidents outside open and designated ski trails).
Skier is liable in civil action for rescue and medical efforts if person used facilities of ski area to access terrain outside open and designated ski trails.
Consumer Fraud Complaint
Vermont Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection


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