Do you still have time to file a lawsuit for your I-5 North truck accident injuries? Find out what Washington law says and why you might not want to wait.

I was hurt in a truck crash on I-5 North. How long do I have to file a truck accident lawsuit in Washington?

 

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We are so sorry to hear about your injuries in a recent I-5 North truck accident.

Generally, the Washington State Statute of Limitations provides you with three years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury lawsuit for your truck accident injuries. It is important to note, though, that in some cases the statute of limitations may be extended or limited.

That said, there is no need for you to wait three years to file your claim. Instead, there are important reasons to pursue a claim as soon as possible after your accident. Some of the reasons for contacting a lawyer quickly after an I-5 North truck wreck include:

  • Allowing your lawyer to conduct a thorough investigation while the evidence is still available. It may be hard to reconstruct the accident years after the crash occurred.
     
  • Making sure that your rights are protected. You may be waiting to file a lawsuit, but that doesn’t mean that the insurance company is going to wait to try to settle your claim. Anything that you say to the insurance company can be used against you. However, if you are represented by counsel, then you do not have to talk directly to the insurance adjuster.
     
  • Getting your recovery faster. The sooner you file a claim, the sooner the matter can be resolved.
     

Remember, you are making no commitment when you contact an I-5 accident lawyer to discuss your case. Instead, you are just getting the facts that you need to make an informed decision. For more information, please contact us today via this website.