JEFFERSON CITY — State lawmakers are considering legislation that would shrink the window during which Missourians can file personal injury lawsuits.

The current statute of limitations is five years; the proposal would lower that to three. Missouri is one of seven states that have a statute of limitations of three years or longer for personal injury; 26 states have a limit of two years.

Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, the bill’s sponsor, wants to bring Missouri more in line with other states.

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