Oregon Child Injury Claims: Statute of Limitations

Oregon Personal Injury Law Questions and Answers

Q: How much time do I have to file Oregon child injury claims?

statute of limitations for child injury accident claimsA: The statute of limitations in Oregon child injury claims can be complex. Oregon Revised Statute 12.160 stipulates that the time available to file a claim for such an injury cannot start until age 18. However, that time limit will never extend past 5 years. Unfortunately, the time limit cannot be extended beyond the child’s 19th birthday.

As you can tell, cases in which children are injured can grow to be very confusing. If you are in this situation, please contact our office, and we can assist you in finding out the appropriate statute of limitations for your Oregon child injury claim. If you feel that you can find the answer for yourself, details about ORS 12.160 are available at the Oregon Legislative’s website, http://leg.state.or.us/ors/012.html.

Because of these statutes of limitations in Oregon child injury claims, it is important to seek legal help as early in the injury claims process as possible. You do not want your child’s injuries to go without treatment because the statutes of limitations have passed and compensation has not been received. Contact our experienced Portland child injury lawyers as soon as possible to secure your child’s financial future.