how long does a child have to sue for an injury? 2 Answers as of April 23, 2013

If a child of 11 is hurt on a playground due to an unsafe condition, How long does that child have before he can no longer sue for his injury (statute of limitations)?

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Magnuson Lowell P.S. | Richard S. Lowell
The statute of limitations for a minor in Washington runs on the child's 21st birthday.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 4/23/2013
Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
Generally, for a minor, it's when he turns 18 years old. However, you need to way this extended time period against the freshness of the details of the accident. Also, witnesses may be hard to track down.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 4/23/2013
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