A statute of limitations is a law that sets out the amount of time available for bringing a case against someone else.
Generally speaking, the law in Connecticut requires you to file a personal injury lawsuit for negligence within two years from the date you were injured. The law also requires you to file your case no later than three years from the date you claim someone injured you.
If you are injured and want to sue a municipality or the state of Connecticut or one of its political subdivisions, such as a public school board or a police department, you are usually required to give notice of your intent to make a claim, sometimes as early as ninety days from the date of the accident.
If you are interested in suing a manufacturer or seller of a defective product, you generally have three years from the date when you are injured.
A case for wrongful death in Connecticut must be initiated within two years of the date of death and not more than five years from the date of the wrongful conduct that caused the death.
If you are a railroad employee seeking to make a FELA claim against the railroad, you must bring a claim within three years of the date of injury.