A statute of limitations specifies a time period for commencing suit on a given claim that begins to run, or is triggered, when the cause of action accrues. When a cause of action “accrues” generally depends on the particular state involved, but it is usually when an accident occurs or when a claimant “discovers” the resulting injury. This 50-state chart covers the Statute of Limitations in regards to personal property, personal injury, warranty, strict product liability, and statute of repose.

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