Overton, NV asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Nevada

Q: Statute of Limitations

Does this hold true in all states?

In most states, there are several other methods by which the statute of limitations can be extended. ... So, if the statute of limitations in your state is three years, and the defendant was outside the state for two years after the accident, the statute of limitations in your case would be extended by another two years.

I had a heart attack in 2006 (lost the use of half my heart} and battled throat cancer in 2013. I did not know nor heard of any one person suing big tobacco companies for their part in smoking. I believe smoking played a major role in my illnesses. I found a court case which an individual was able to sue after a judge had thrown out a class action suit saying there where too many involved and each person had to go case by case in 2018. This did not happen till long after my limitations would have run out.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: In your case I doubt it but why not contact an attorney handling a tobacco litigation case to see--you may be covered under a "class" of people when your state AG or some attorney filed a class action.

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