Product Liability:Four (4) years from the date on which the death, injury or damage complained of occurs.
Personal Injury (Caused by Negligence): Four (4) years from when claim accrues.
Statute of Repose:For products manufactured in Nebraska, no claim may be brought after ten (10) years from the date in which the product is first sold or leased for use or consumption. For products manufactured out-of-state, it is that state’s statute of repose that applies. However, in no event shall the valid filing period be less than ten (10) years from the date in which the product is first sold or leased for use or consumption.
Accrual Rule:Statute begins to run when the injured party discovers, or through reasonable diligence and intelligence should have discovered, the facts that form the basis of a cause of action. In most cases, this is the injury and a causal link. (Discovery Rule Based) For claims related to injuries caused by asbestos exposure, the statute begins to toll at the time which the injured person has been informed of discovery of the injury by competent medical authority and that such injury was caused by exposure to asbestos as described herein, or at the time of the discovery of facts which would reasonably lead to such discovery, whichever is earlier.