Time Limitations

Prior to commencing a legal proceeding, it is critical to ensure that the claim or notice of action is made before the expiration of the limitation period for the legal issue in question. While the Limitations Act, 2002, creates a basic two-year limitation period for most causes of action in Ontario and an ultimate limitation period of fifteen years, these rules are not absolute. For example, the two year limitation runs from the time a person first becomes aware, or ought to have known, he or she has a potential claim. It is important to consult with a lawyer as soon as you think you may have a legal claim to ensure that your matter is not statutorily barred.