What Are The Statute of Limitations In Oregon?
If you’re injured in Oregon, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses from the at-fault party in what is called a personal injury claim. Every state, including Oregon, has a deadline to file a lawsuit for personal injury damages called the statute of limitations. If you don’t hire a lawyer to file a lawsuit on your personal injury claim soon enough, your claim will be barred forever.
In Oregon, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit on personal injury claims like motor vehicle accidents or dog bites is two years from the accident date. ORS 12.110(1). That means you have two years from the date you are injured to file a lawsuit against the responsible party for compensation. If you don’t file within two years, you may forfeit your right to recover damages.
For wrongful death claims in Oregon, the Personal Representative of the Estate of the person killed must file a lawsuit against the at-fault party within three years of the accident. ORS 30.020(1).