South Carolina Personal Injury Laws & Statutory Rules

If you’re part of an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit in South Carolina, a number of state laws could come into play at some point in your case. In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at South Carolina personal injury laws.

Time Limits on Personal Injury Lawsuits in South Carolina

All states set statutory limits on how much time you have to go to court and file a lawsuit after you have suffered some type of harm. These deadlines vary depending on the kind of case you want to file, but in general this kind of law is called a statute of limitations.

In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases gives you three yearsfrom the date of the injury to file a lawsuit in the state’s civil court system. You’ll find this law codified at S.C. Code Ann. section 15-3-530.

It’s important to understand and follow South Carolina’s statute of limitations on personal injury cases. If you don’t get your lawsuit filed before the three-year window closes, the state’s civil court system will likely refuse to hear your case at all.

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