What this means, in a short description, is that in most situations a minor plaintiff would have however many years until they reach eighteen (18) years of age, plus the applicable amount of years entitled to them under the Statute of Limitations to bring a lawsuit against the at-fault party who caused the injuries to the minor plaintiff.
In Colorado, the age of majority has been set at eighteen (18) years old.
In most types of personal injury cases the Statute of Limitations is relatively short, and only allows a few years after the date of the injury for the injured party to file a lawsuit.
If a lawsuit is not filed within the time frame specified by the applicable Statute of Limitations the injured party, or plaintiff, would be barred from seeking remedy for their injuries in a Colorado court of law.
An age of consent statute first appeared in secular law in 1275 in England as part of the rape law.
The statute, Westminster 1, made it a misdemeanor to "ravish" a "maiden within age," whether with or without her consent.