District of Columbia (DC)

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

Personal Property: 3 Years

Personal Injury: 3 Years

Wrongful Death: 1 Year

Breach of Contract (Written): 3 Years

Breach of Contract (Oral): 3 Years

Statute of Repose (Real Property): 10 Years

Statute of Repose (Products): N/A

Breach of Warranty: 3 Years

GOVERNMENT LIMITATIONS/NOTICE REQUIREMENTS

Notice required within 6 months of loss

PIP/MED PAY SUBROGATION

PIP: YES
-At least one vehicle must be other than a passenger vehicle
MED PAY: NO

CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE

Pure contributory negligence
Plaintiffs cannot recover any damages if they are 1% at fault
Plaintiff’s own negligence will defeat their claim

JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY

Pure joint and several liability
Each defendant may be held liable for the entire loss

VICARIOUS LIABILITY

AGAINST OWNER OF VEHICLE: NO

MADE WHOLE DOCTRINE

Applies but can be modified by contract/policy language

DEDUCTIBLE REIMBURSEMENT

No applicable statute

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