Statutes of Limitations
There are hard and fast deadlines for injury cases built into the legal system. These are called Statutes of Limitations, and they are rules that limit the span of time in which you can bring your injury case to trial. If you delay speaking with an attorney for too long, your case may fall outside the Statute of Limitations period and you will not be able to recover compensation.
An experienced personal injury attorney won’t rush your case. The more time we have to work with you, the stronger your case will be and the better our position to negotiate with the insurance companies. If you have been seriously injured in an accident and want to put together a roadmap for your case, call us at 206-285-1743 to speak with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.
How Long Do I Have to File A Personal Injury Lawsuit in Washington State?
In accordance with the Revised Code Of Washington (RCW) 4.16.080, the following actions shall be commenced within three years:
“(2) An action for taking, detaining, or injuring personal property, including an action for the specific recovery thereof, or for any other injury to the person or rights of another not hereinafter enumerated;”
However, there are some exceptions to this rule and the best way to determine it is to consult an experienced Personal Injury Attorney.
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If you or a loved one has a Personal Injury Case, such as a vehicle accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, dog bites, or wrongful death, give us a call now at 206-285-1743. We offer FREE consultations with one of our experienced Personal Injury Attorneys.