What is the Statute of Limitations for Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents in Washington State?

 


 
 
Video Transcript

Bicycle wheel and a pedestrian on a road before an accident - Statute of LimitationsA statute of limitations is a deadline that the law sets in which you have to have either settled your case or filed a lawsuit on or before that day or you’ll be forever time barred.  Now, for pedestrian accidents and cyclist accidents, the statute of limitations, in general, is 3 years from the date of the accident.  That means that you have to have either settled your case or filed a lawsuit on or before the 3-year anniversary of the date of your accident.  However, there are certain conditions that can extend the statute of limitations and sometimes even shorten the statute of limitations – why it’s important to speak to a lawyer with enough time before your statute of limitations runs to be sure that your rights are protected.

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