What is the statute of limitations for a personal injury?
Question Details: My son had a traumatic accident, a gunshot would to the lower face. The rebuilding of his jaw with titanium was performed. The pain was horrible, he was in ICU. The next day, the titanium broke. Yes, that's right, the plastic surgeon had to come and tell me, after removing the defective material, that, yes, indeed, the material had broken and even told us the purchasing department had ordered low cost material from China. The pain was horrific. After removal, he contracted bacterial pneumonia that put him back on the ventilator once again. More to the story but I feel that my son was cheated out of so much.
The statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit in a personal injury case in South Carolina is three years. This means the lawsuit must be filed prior to the third anniversary of the defective titanium being used to rebuild your son's jaw.
If the case is settled, no lawsuit is filed.
If the case is not settled, the lawsuit must be filed prior to the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations or your son will lose his rights in the matter forever.