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I fell in a grocery store last September. How long do I have to file a suit against them?


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In what state did this occur? Some states have a statute of limitations as short as one year. Beware this deadline!


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, Verdana">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ktccmom:
I fell in a grocery store last September. How long do I have to file a suit against them?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My response:

You have two years (See Ohio Statute below).

§ 2305.10 Product liability, bodily injury or injury to personal property.
Volume of Ohio Laws: 146
Bill Number: House Bill 350
Effective Date: 1-27-97

Text of Statute

(A) Except as provided in division (C) of this section, an action based on a product liability claim and an action for bodily injury or injuring personal property shall be brought within two years after the cause of action accrues. Except as provided in divisions (B)(1) to (4) of this section, a cause of action accrues under this division when the injury or loss to person or property occurs.


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