California Statute of Limitations in Minor Children Cases

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.

Mark C. Blane is a San Diego Child Injury/Accident Attorney and the managing lawyer of the Law Offices of Mark C. Blane, a San Diego, California Personal Injury Law Office dedicated to representing families of minor children injured due to the negligence of others. If you or a loved one, who is a minor child, has been injured or killed in a child accident in San Diego, please order your free copy of Mr. Blane's book, The 10 Secrets You Need To Know About Your Injury Case, BEFORE You Call A Lawyer. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it normally sells for $16.95.  However, it is free to all California residents, or those injured in a California accident.  

Mark Blane
Founder of The Law Offices of Mark Blane, APC
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