Difference from statutes of limitationStatutes of repose are distinct from statutes of limitation, though their effects are very similar.Deadlines imposed by statutes of repose are enforced much more strictly than those of statutes of limitation. In contrast to a statute of limitations, a statute of repose "is designed to bar actions after a specified period of time has run from the occurrence of some event other than the injury which gave rise to the claim."A statute of limitationsfocuses on requiring timeliness of action from an injured party, and thus may potentially be extended where a delay in commencing a legal action is not the injured party's fault. The operation of statutes of limitation can be avoided or tolledby a number of equitablefactors, such as the minorityof the injured party, or attempts by a tortfeasorto conceal evidence of responsibility. Some statutes of limitation begin to run only when the injured party discovers or reasonably should have discovered the injury.A statute of reposefocuses on immunizing the alleged injuring party from long-term liability,and thus may even be based on elapsed time from an event, even if the potential cause of actioncannot reasonably be discovered until a later date.