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Important Connecticut Tort Deadlines

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Notice Periods Length of Time
Defective Highway Statute §13a-144 (state), §13a-149 (municipal) 90 days  (2 yr. Statute of Limitations).
Dram Shop Statute §30-102 120 days (injury), 180 days (death or incapacity)(1 yr. Statute of Limitations).
Municipal Employee Negligence Claim §7-465 6 months (2 yr. Statute of Limitations).
Firefighter Negligence Claim §7-308 6 months (1 yr. Statute of Limitations).
Claims Against the State §4-148 1 yr. from when “sustained or discovered,” not to exceed 3 yrs. (Notice must be filed with the Claims Commissioner).
Housing Authority Claims §8-67 6 months (2 yr. Statute of Limitations).

 

Statute of Limitations  Length of Time
Negligence/ Reckless Claims (including Medical Malpractice) for Injury to Person or Property §52-584 2 yrs. from when “sustained or discovered,” not to exceed 3 yrs.
Wrongful Death §52-555 2 yrs. from death, not to exceed 5 yrs. from date of act.
 Other Torts (including intentional acts and legal malpractice) §52-577 3 yrs.
Product Liability Claim §52-577a 3 yrs. from when first “sustained or discovered,” not to exceed 10 yrs. from when defendant parted with possession.
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims §38a-336(g)(1) 3 yrs. from date of accident.But in UIM claim, Statute of Limitations may be tolled by (1) notifying insurer of claim in writing, within 3 yrs.; and (2) bringing suit within 180 days from exhaustion of limits of all applicable liability policies.

 

Other  Length of Time
Service of Complaint §52-46 12 days before return date.
Filing of Complaint §52-46a 6 days before return date.
Substitution of Estate upon death of plaintiff §52-599 (b) Within 6 months of plaintiff’s death or, subject to the court’s discretion and for good cause shown, at any time prior to the action commencing trial.
Substitution of Estate upon death of defendant §52-599 (b) Within 1 yr. after receiving notice of defendant’s death.
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