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

 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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