Top Arizona personal injury lawyers know that the timeline in any individual personal injury case differs, and has to be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Too often, Arizona residents think that there is automatically a two-year statute of limitations, before which one must file a claim. This statute of limitations indicates how long after an accident people have to file a lawsuit. There is a problem, however, with relying simply on this belief in a two-year statute of limitations.
Firstly, it should be noted that in some cases an injured person could lose all of their rights to compensation, even if the other person admits to having caused the injury or wrongful death, if a detailed claim is not filed with the correct person at the correct location within six months of the accident. In other cases, an injured child may have as long as twenty years in which to bring a claim.
Too many people also are under the false impression that they just need to file a claim with the insurance company within the appropriate deadline. In actuality, a badly injured person can lose all rights to recover any money for medical expenses or lost income from being unable to work because a proper lawsuit was not filed in the county within the legal time limits.
For those who have questions about their particular claim and the deadlines to which they have to adhere, we urge you to consult with the best personal injury attorney you can find. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, so feel free to contact us. We have the experience working within these legal deadlines, and can provide guidance to you to ensure that you do not lose all your legal rights to compensation.