Washington

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

Personal Property (Intentional Act): 2 Years

Personal Property (Negligence): 3 Years

Personal Injury (Intentional Act): 2 Years

Personal Injury (Negligence): 3 Years

Medical Malpractice: 1 or 3 Years

Breach of Contract (Written): 6 Years

Breach of Contract (Oral): 3 Years

Statute of Repose (Real Property): 6 Years

Statute of Repose (Products): 12 Years

Breach of Warranty: 4 Years

GOVERNMENT LIMITATIONS/NOTICE REQUIREMENTS

Must file written notice within applicable statue of limitations and then must wait 60 days before filing suit

PIP/MED PAY SUBROGATION

PIP: YES
MED PAY: YES

CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE

Pure Comparative
Plaintiff’s damages will be reduced by their own liability no matter how large, so long as it’s less than 100% (i.e. 99% at fault can still recover 1%)

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Limitation on Parents’ Liability: $5,000.00

Liable when child under 18 willfully or maliciously causes injury or destruction to property

CERTIFICATE/AFFIDAVIT OF MERIT REQUIREMENT

There is generally no requirement for filing a certificate or affidavit of merit for claims against professionals

JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY

JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY

when plaintiff does not bear any fault, in all cases when defendants act in concert, in cases involving

VICARIOUS LIABILITY

, and in cases involving hazardous waste

Several Liability applies to all other cases

VICARIOUS LIABILITY

AGAINST OWNER OF VEHICLE: NO

MADE WHOLE DOCTRINE

Applies

DEDUCTIBLE REIMBURSEMENT

Deductible must be reimbursed prior to carrier’s subrogation interests

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