California Statute of Limitations in Minor Children Cases
Our California child injury lawyer exclaims that every parent should be aware that under California law, the statute of limitations, i.e., the time that an injury case needs to be settled or a lawsuit needs to be filed in an appropriate court of law, is generally two years from the date of accident against a private party. If this is not done, then an injured party forever loses his or her legal right to recover for his or her pain and suffering and damages. However, for minor children, the two-year statute of limitations is tolled until the minor child reaches his or her 18th birthday. This means the two-year time clock does not begin ticking until the minor child’s 18th birthday is reached. You simply add two years from the 18th birth date of the injured child in order to figure out the statutory deadline.