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WASHINGTON

Negligence / Personal Injury
3 Years with Discovery Rule.
Wrongful Death
3 Years with Discovery Rule.
Medical Malpractice
3 Years with Discovery Rule (1 year whichever is later) but no more than 8 years from wrongful act, unless intentional concealment of foreign object.
Malpractice (Other Professions)
Products Liability
3 Years with Discovery Rule. SOR: 12 years (Rebuttable presumption of useful life of product)
Intentional Torts
2 Years
Fraud
3 Years from discovery of fraud.
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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