A statute of limitations is a hard-line cutoff date on which you have to have a lawsuit filed or a settlement or you will never recover anything.
In motorcycle accident cases, the statute of limitations is 3 years from the date of the accident. So that means that either on or before the 3 year anniversary of an accident you have to have either settled your case or have a lawsuit filed.
It’s absolutely critical; if one of those two things isn’t done, you will be forever time barred from recovering anything.
One piece of good advice I can give you is don’t wait until the last minute to try and find a lawyer to help you with your case. Most lawyers will not take your case if the statute of limitations is too close.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys have many years of experience fighting insurance companies to gain fair settlements. If we need to fight for you in court, we are experts there, too. If you have been injured because of another driver’s mistake, you need to be aware of the statute of limitations for motorcycle accidents in Washington State. Contact us today for your free case evaluation!