Deadline To File A Personal Injury Lawsuit In Hawaii (Two Years For Most Injury Claims)
If you sustain a bodily injury in Hawaii and you want to file a personal injury lawsuit in Hawaii, you must file it before the statute of limitations expires or else you may be barred from filing a lawsuit. In the majority of cases, the statute of limitations begins at the time the injury occurred, or at the time the injury should have been discovered in a reasonable manner.
For most situations (i.e. slip and falls, dog bites, etc.), there is a two-year statute of limitations that begins to run from the date of the accident. In other words, for these types of cases, you must file your Complaint in Court within 2 years of the date of the accident or else your claim will be barred.
If you need to file a personal injury lawsuit in Hawaii, we recommend that you contact our office to ensure you that you comply with Hawaii’s statute of limitations requirement.