Personal Injury / Negligence
The statute of limitations on these cases is 2 years. This was amended from 1 year by the State of California in 2003.
3 years from the date of the injury or only 1 year from the date the injury was discovered, whichever occurs first. This does not apply to foreign object cases (say, a surgical sponge left in someone's body) for which SOL runs from when the object should have been discovered. The 3 year statute acts as an exception to the wrongful death statute (1 year).
1 year. The only exceptions are for cases dealing with exposure to asbestos or to medical malpractice (see above).
2 years from the time of discovery of the defect.
1 year. (These are tort cases that allege intent to harm, rather than negligence, on the tortfeasor.)
Injuries caused by domestic violence
3 years from the time of the injury or 2 years from time of discovery, whichever is longer.
Sexual Discrimination Action for Wages
2 years from event but 3 years if the violation can be deemed "willful."
Civil Action for Sexual Molestation of a Minor
3 years after discovery for cases involving any person or entity (like a school) with duty to care for the plaintiff child, or within 8 years of majority, whichever is later. Prosecution for sexual offenses committed on a minor (under 18) may begin any time before the minor turns 28.