Code of the District of Columbia

§ 12–302. Disability of plaintiff.

(a) Except as provided by subsection (b) of this section, when a person entitled to maintain an action is, at the time the right of action accrues:

(1) under 18 years of age; or

(2) non compos mentis; or

(3) imprisoned —

he or his proper representative may bring action within the time limited after the disability is removed.

(b) When a person entitled to maintain an action for the recovery of lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or upon an instrument under seal, is under any of the disabilities specified by subsection (a) of this section at the time the right of action accrues, he or his proper representative, except where otherwise specified herein, may bring the action within 5 years after the disability is removed, and not thereafter.


(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 510, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1; Mar. 16, 1978, D.C. Law 2-61, § 2, 24 DCR 6011.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 12-302.

1973 Ed., § 12-302.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 12-308.