A statute of limitations is effectively a timeframe by which a lawsuit must be filed.
In Arizona, car accidents, slip and falls, and other negligence matters are typically governed by a two-year statute of limitations.
The clock starts ticking the day the accident occurs but there are certain instances where an at-fault or negligent party is not immediately known. This may result in a delay in the statute starting to run, but in general, waiting to file a lawsuit until you approach the two-year anniversary of an accident is a dangerous proposition.
Special Circumstances for Arizona’s Statute of Limitations:
In certain situations, namely claims against governmental agencies (i.e. you are rear-ended by a city vehicle), you only have 6 months to provide specific information to the governmental agency involved or you risk losing the right to pursue a claim.
No matter the merits of a car accident, slip and fall or similar personal injury claim, failure to timely file suit is problematic to your case.
Get Help With Your Claim Before Time Runs Out
If you need guidance on when the statute of limitations may run out in your case, don’t hesitate to contact the personal injury attorneys at SG Law today.