After you are involved in any type of accident, family and friends are eager to give you advice. Despite their best intentions, it is in your best interest to get a free legal evaluation from an actual lawyer at the earliest opportunity. If you put it at the bottom of your priority list, evidence that could help prove your case may be lost, damaged, or even destroyed. Also keep in mind that the laws for each state put a time limit on when you can file a claim. If you don’t file a claim before your state’s deadline, you will lose your right to sue and recover money damages for your injuries and any future complications arising from your injury. Below are just some examples of the deadlines, also known as statutes of limitations, in Arizona.
A personal injury action must be filed within two years of the date when the injury occurred.
A wrongful death action must be filed within two years of the date of death.
You have only one year from the date of the dog bite to file a claim.
These are not all the statutes of limitations and there may be different time limitations based on additional details of your claim, such as who is the defendant and how old you are. So don’t rely on the above examples, contact a qualified attorney like Tobler & Associates, to know your rights.