2 years for unspecified torts
for unspecified torts.
Civil Action for Sexual Molestation of a Minor:
By any person or entity with duty of care to the plaintiff – 3 years after discovered (or should have been discovered) for injury or illness, or within 8 years of majority, whichever is later. Prosecution of certain sexual offenses committed when victim under 18 may be commenced anytime prior to victims 28th birthday.
Sex Discrimination Action for Wages:
2 years but 3 years if the violation was willful.
Sexual Abuse by Doctors, Surgeons, Psychotherapists, counselors, and other
Health Care Professionals:
Actions Not Provided For:
4 years after action accrues.
Injuries Caused by Domestic Violence:
3 years from injury, 2 years from discovery, whichever is longer.
SOL for Other Torts 6 years: Injury based on sexual assault or sexual offense against a child (infancy disability applies) 3 years: Motor vehicle accidents 2 years: Against government if insured 2 years: Action against ski areas ($1,000,000 limit)
8 months against defendant’s estate for claims arising before death.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
1 year from discovery that injury or death was caused by exposure to asbestos.
3 years for unspecified actions.
Sexual Abuse of a Minor: 7 years from 18th birthday or 3 years from discovery, whichever is greater.
Injuries from toxic substances: 5 years from discovery.
Action for Ionizing radiation injury: 3 years from discovery, maximum 30 years from last exposure.
In Illinois there may also be a claim under the Illinois Survival Act (conscious pain and suffering) and a Special Administrator may not bring that claim. An “Administrator” will have to be appointed to bring both claims. A Special Administrator may bring only the death claim.
1 year for injury or death not covered by longer limitation period.
2 years for injuries caused by crimes of violence.
Dram shop: no liability on the part of holder of liquor permit (or employee) or social host for injuries (or wrongful death) to, or caused by, intoxication of adult.
Firearms: Liability generally denied.
Long-term food consumption: Liability for obesity, weight gain, or health problems denied.
6 years for general SOL. 4 years: Malpractice or proof of negligence of architects or engineers with Discovery Rule of 4 years and a maximum of 10 years. 2 years: Actions against ski areas or tramway owners or operators. 2 years: Actions against dram shops.
3 years years for Medicaid fraud.
3 years: Hit-and-run accidents. 6 months after plaintiff learns of identity of defendant if written notice given to police and department of motor vehicles within 30 days of accident.
Improvement to Real Property Against licensed architect, professional engineer, surveyor, or contractor. Six years from first occupancy, use, or acceptance of the improvement or one year from discovery or date defect should have been discovered. For surveyor, the SOL runs from date of delivery of survey.
3 years If injury or death to infant under 4, statute runs from 8th birthday, whichever occurs first. Suits for sexual abuse of an infant, 3 years from discovery.
2 years for certain actions against ski area operators.
Occupational Disease Discovery Rule: Applies to latent injuries which are occupation related. Act gives right to compensation for occupational diseases peculiar to trade, occupation, process or place of employment.
NOTE: New Jersey is one of the states that counts the date of the occurrence or accident in the computation of the statute of limitations.
Parental Immunity: abolished
2 years for Nuclear/Radioactive Incident.
2 years for Cases Involving Breast Implants.
1 year from Date of Discovery for all tort actions.
Silicone breast implants: SOR of 25 years from implant or 4 year SOL from discovery of injury.
Actions may be commenced up to 3 years after discovery for asbestos damage.
Several rules apply to restrict liability against ski and snowboarding areas.
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.
5 years for Loss of Services of Infant and Action for Cost of Curing Infant of
Injuries Caused by Defendant.
5 years for Action for Personal Injuries or Wrongful Death Arising from Improvement to Real Estate.
Injuries Resulting from Violation of Virginia Computer Crime Act: The earlier of 5 years from last act or 2 years from when last act discovered or should have been discovered.
5 years for damages for asbestos-related death.