If you have been injured by another person, your time may be limited, so Johnson & Cyr immediately to learn how much your case is worth. This guide to Washington personal injury laws will discuss important factors you need to consider if you or a loved one has been harmed. For more information, speak with a Washington personal injury attorney from Johnson & Cyr.
After You Are Injured
- Take care of your injuries immediately
- Contact a Johnson & Cyr
- Document all injuries and any damage to property (get copies of accident reports, take pictures, keep receipts and invoices, keep notes of new symptoms, document time off from work, etc.)
- Get information from witnesses (phone numbers, addresses, statements, etc.)
- Open a claim with the other person’s insurance company
- Do not give any statements to anyone other than the police before speaking with Johnson & Cyr
- Do not sign any releases of liability or potential claims before speaking with Johnson & Cyr
Statute of Limitations
You have a limited amount of time to file your personal injury claim in Washington. The statute of limitations dictates how long you have to file the claim with the court after you are injured. In some cases, the statute of limitations starts when the person becomes aware of the injury or should have become aware of the injury (the Discovery Rule). Washington statute of limitations laws may differ from those of other states.