This is the last post in our series on the Oklahoma Statute of Limitations for civil cases.  In the last article, we discussed the statutory time limit for the recovery of real property.  In this article, we will recap the main takeaways from the articles in the series.

The statute of limitations is the time duration within which you must bring your lawsuit.  Failure to initiate a legal proceeding during the statutory period will prevent you from winning the case.

It’s important to note that filing a suit within the statute of limitation is only the start.  Having a strong representation not only ensures timely filing but increases the likelihood of a favorable outcome.  If you need legal representation in a civil matter, contact us online or by telephone to schedule an appointment.

Here are some of the topics we covered throughout the series:

What is the Oklahoma Statute of Limitations for property damage?
What is the Oklahoma Statute of Limitations for personal injury?
What is the Oklahoma Statute of Limitations for breach of contract?
What is the Oklahoma Statute of Limitations for the recovery of real property?

Generally, in Oklahoma, the statute of limitations for property damage is two (2) years from the day of the injury.  However, there are some exceptions.  Some examples include a case involving a legally disabled person, a minor, or an injury-causing party who hides or leaves the state.

Similarly, Oklahoma’s statute of limitations for personal injury is two (2) years from the day of the incident, subject to some exceptions.  These include cases involving a minor, legally disabled, or where the injury-causing party hides or leaves the state.  Another exception includes injuries that aren’t immediately apparent and cannot be discovered at the time of the injury.

Oklahoma’s statute of limitations for the breach of a written contract is five (5) years and the oral contract is three (3) years from the day the breach accrues. However, if the sale of goods is involved, then the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) controls and the statute of limitations for an enforceable contract is five (5) years.

The Oklahoma statute of limitations for recovery of real property (land, house, etc.) is five (5) years, generally.  These include cases with property ownership disputes or disputes as to the rights to the property.  Examples include the recovery of real property after judicial or probate sales or the recovery of property sold by the executor or administrator of a probate estate.

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Filing a lawsuit within the statute of limitations gets your foot in the door.  However, having a solid representation not only ensures timely filing but also increases the likelihood of favorable outcomes.  If you are seeking legal representation in civil litigation, we are here to help.  Contact us online or via telephone to schedule an appointment and to talk to an OKC Trial Lawyer.