In the state of Arizona, victims of catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death are given two years from the date of the injury for their statute of limitations. If your injury was work-related, your statute of limitations is only one year. If the allegedly negligent party is a municipality or quasi-municipality, such as a city, county, school district, government department such as the Arizona Department of Transportation, or a utility company such as Salt River Project (SRP), you must contact an attorney immediately because your statute of limitations on filing your notice of claims is only 180 days and is only one year to file your lawsuit. Therefore, since every case is time-sensitive when it comes to the statute of limitations, we insist that you contact us as soon as possible.
In addition to the statute of limitations, it is always beneficial to contact us as soon as possible in order to ensure that the evidence is preserved, our legal team can inspect the scene at the earliest and that witnesses are contacted about the accident.
Thus, not only is there a possible deadline but also the evidence surrounding the accident is more likely accessible and preserved if we are contacted soon after the accident. Also, potential witnesses are more likely to have the event fresh in their minds if they are contacted shortly after the accident. Accordingly, it is imperative to contact one of our personal injury attorneys before vital information and evidence disappears and is spoiled as well as before the statute of limitations’ deadline expires. For instance, many police departments destroy 911 recordings and dispatches after 90 days. Time is of the essence, especially when dealing with personal injury cases.
Our lawyers thoroughly investigate the event and build the strongest case possible. We work on a contingent basis so you are only responsible for fees if we are successful in recovering compensation for your case. Contact us today either online or by phone at 602-381-8400 to schedule a free consultation.