Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Lawsuits in Michigan | Scott Goodwin Law

Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Lawsuits in Michigan


In the event of an accident or injury, each state possesses its own legal rule identified as the “statute of limitations.” It clearly outlines the timeframe for legal claims to remain valid or else they will be barred and the right to sue will be forfeited. These time limits – time the state has to prosecute after a crime has been committed – come into effect for civil lawsuits. The time period starts the day the accident took place.

Michigan Law

The time limits enforced in each state ranges from one year to five years. According to Michigan Comp Laws Sec. 600.5805(9), Michigan enacts a three-year period for claims to be filed after incurring an accident or injury. The type of personal injury claim can have an effect on the timeframe of the submitted claim. Being diligent and mindful when investigating or filing claims is advantageous for you.

Refer to the Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Act 236 of 1961 for more information.

Note: Laws are subject to change at any time. Please refer to Michigan’s current laws and review them carefully.