My boyfriend was drinking and driving one night. He wasn't driving his own car it was a friends who was sitting in the passenger's seat also drunk. He was so drunk he couldn't see and hits someone on a motorcycle. He paid all of the fine off, but can he still get sued after so long?
Generally, the statute of limitations in Pennsylvania is two years, meaning no lawsuit after that time has passed. There are some exceptions. See my legal guide on exceptions to the statute of limitation in Pennsylvania
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It appears there will be two or more grounds for a civil lawsuit regarding the accident. Each ground will have its own statute of limitations. First, there is a personal injury lawsuit potential. Second there is a property damage lawsuit potential. Each state has its own statute of limitations for different types of cases. A party will have to file their lawsuit within that time limitation in order for it to go forward and be heard in court. The location in which the accident occurred would assist you in determining if there is still a potential for him to be sued regarding the accident. Although you posted from Pennsylvania, you did not indicate in which state the accident occurred.
This is general legal information and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship.
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