WASHINGTON

Negligence / Personal Injury
3 Years The following actions shall be commenced within three years:
(2) An action for taking, detaining, or injuring personal property, including an action for the specific recovery thereof, or for any other injury to the person or rights of another not hereinafter enumerated; Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 4.16.080
Toxic Tort
2 Years An action for relief not hereinbefore provided for, shall be commenced within two years after the cause of action shall have accrued. Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 4.16.130
Wrongful Death
3 Years The following actions shall be commenced within three years:
(2) An action for taking, detaining, or injuring personal property, including an action for the specific recovery thereof, or for any other injury to the person or rights of another not hereinafter enumerated; Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 4.16.080
Medical Malpractice
3 Years The following actions shall be commenced within three years:
(2) An action for taking, detaining, or injuring personal property, including an action for the specific recovery thereof, or for any other injury to the person or rights of another not hereinafter enumerated; Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 4.16.080
Products Liability
3 Years

The following actions shall be commenced within three years:
(2) An action for taking, detaining, or injuring personal property, including an action for the specific recovery thereof, or for any other injury to the person or rights of another not hereinafter enumerated; Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 4.16.080

Discovery:

Statute of limitation. Subject to the applicable provisions of chapter 4.16 RCW pertaining to the tolling and extension of any statute of limitation, no claim under this chapter may be brought more than three years from the time the claimant discovered or in the exercise of due diligence should have discovered the harm and its cause. Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 7.72.060

Fraud
3 Years The following actions shall be commenced within three years:
(4) An action for relief upon the ground of fraud, the cause of action in such case not to be deemed to have accrued until the discovery by the aggrieved party of the facts constituting the fraud; Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 4.16.080
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
Doctrine abolished but numerous statutes apply with respect to special rules
Discovery Rule
Standard rule applies in Washington except see products liability and medical malpractice rules above.
Comparative Negligence
Rule applies but numerous qualifying statutes must be considered.
Charitable Immunity
Abolished
Disabilities
SOL runs after disability ends. Infants (18th birthday).
Punitive Damages
Not allowed except where provided by statute.
No-Fault Insurance
None
Consumer Fraud Complaint
http://www.atg.wa.gov/SafeguardingConsumers/default.asp

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