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What is the Statute of Limitations to Bring a Case On Behalf of an Injured Child in the State of Washington?

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In the State of Washington, children are the unfortunate victims of personal injuries that are caused by automobile accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, playgroud injuries, school injuries, and other incidents. When a child is injured, a parent is faced with many challenges in dealing with the medical care, insurance issues, and, yes, legal issues that may arise in any given case. When a child is injured, it is important for a parent to stay calm and get the support of family and friends when getting through this most difficult period for the child and the immediate family. A Child Injury Lawyer can help guide the parent through the maze of issues and challenges that present themselves in most cases.

One issue that should be addressed up front is that of timing. What is the Statute of Limitations to Bring a Case on Behalf of an Injured Child in the State of Washington? Fortunately, the legislators in the State of Washington passed a law that gives plenty of time to bring an action. Under Washington Law, the Statute of Limitations for a child injury does not begin to run until the child reaches the age of 18. This means that a parent, in most instances, has years of time to pursue a legal claim or case on behalf of an injured child. While there is plenty of time to bring forth a case, it is advisable to act promptly when a child is injured. By waiting years upon years to pursue a case, documents otherwise available are lost or destroyed. Witness memories fade and businesses go under and insurance policies lapse. Because most consultations for child injury cases are fre