Injured in a Bicycle or Pedestrian Accident in Washington State. What is the Statute of Limitations?

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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