FAQ: Is there a statute of limitations on a wrongful death suit?

You must file a suit for wrongful death no later than two years after the death of the injured person. There are some more complicated exceptions to this rule, such as if you only reasonably discovered the negligence after the death, you may be able to begin the two year statute on the discovery of the negligence. There are other exceptions for minors. Contact a personal injury lawyer to understand your rights which are specific to your case.