How Long After My Injury Do I Have to File a Claim?
Different statutes of limitations, or time limits, apply to different types of cases, which makes it almost impossible to give a definitive answer to this question. Additionally, the running of the statutes of limitations depends on the unique facts governing each case. There are different rules for different types of claims. For instance, the statute of limitations is different for military/federal tort claims act/FTCA malpractice cases than that for civilian adults.
Generally speaking, in the State of Washington you have three years from the date of injury or from the time you discover your injury to file a claim. If you or a loved one believes you have a claim where the statute of limitations may be running we urge you to contact us immediately for a free, professional consultation and more information about our firm.