Advocate in a timely manner

Please be aware that there are certain time limits or deadlines to file a complaint, a lawsuit, or take legal action. In addition, there are administrative requirements regarding the filing of tort claims against government entities that should be considered. 

For example, a claim against Washington State must be filed with the state of Washington and the relevant state agency at least 60 days prior to a lawsuit against the state for damages. Local governments may have their own timeframe and requirements as well. The extra time for filing the tort claim must be factored in when considering the statute of limitations. 

If you fail to act within these timeframes, you may lose your right to do so. Please check with a lawyer to find out the specific timeframes and requirements for filing these claims.