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How long does a minor have to sue an at fault auto insurance company?

Asked by user in Washington.

Answered by Enjuris Editors:

In reading your question, it’s not clear to me whether the minor is suing the insurance company for mishandling a claim (i.e., a bad faith lawsuit) or whether the minor is suing an at-fault driver.

In either case, the statute of limitations is 3 years. However, the clock doesn’t start ticking until the minor turns 18. To put it another way, the minor will need to file the lawsuit by the time they turn 21.

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