The statute of limitations is a law that sets the maximum time after an event within which legal proceedings may be initiated.
The length of the statute of limitations for motorcycle accidents varies by state. Typically, it ranges from one to six years. For example, in California, the statute is two years, whereas in Maine, it extends to six years.
The clock usually starts ticking from the date of the motorcycle accident. However, in cases where injuries are not immediately apparent, the time may begin from the date the injuries were discovered. This is known as the "discovery rule."