what is the deadline for filing a wrongful death suit in Washington D.C.?

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what is the deadline for filing a wrongful death suit in Washington D.C.?

Asked on July 2, 2009 under Accident Law, Georgia

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B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

I'm not a D.C. attorney, but my research suggests that the limitation on personal injury actions there is three (3) years.  I didn't see anything specific about wrongful death actions, so my guess would be that it's considered as a personal injury action for this purpose.

If you have a wrongful death claim in the District of Columbia, you should talk to an attorney who practices there.  One place to look for attorneys licensed in any American court is our website, http://attorneypages.com

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

I'm not a D.C. attorney, but my research suggests that the limitation on personal injury actions there is three (3) years.  I didn't see anything specific about wrongful death actions, so my guess would be that it's considered as a personal injury action for this purpose.

If you have a wrongful death claim in the District of Columbia, you should talk to an attorney who practices there.  One place to look for attorneys licensed in any American court is our website, http://attorneypages.com


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