How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in New Jersey?
According to the Revised Code of Washington section 4.16.080, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in the state of Washington is three years. The statute of limitations is a law which limits how long injury victims have to file a personal injury claim before they lose their legal right to do so.
This means you have three years from the date your injury occurred to file your claim, or you will lose your right to pursue compensation no matter how severe your injuries are. It’s important to note that there are exceptions that can change this three-year time period. The most notable exceptions are:
- If the injury victim was a minor when the accident occurred
- If the injury victim has a condition that qualifies them as legally mentally incapacitated at the time the accident occurred
- If the alleged negligent party leaves the state of Washington or intentionally conceals their identity to avoid a lawsuit
The statute of limitations has a big impact on your ability to file a claim so don’t delay in speaking to an experienced attorney about the specifics of your case as soon as you can. Dore Law Group, PLLC offers free, no-obligation consultations so you have nothing to lose by contacting our firm today.