It is never a good idea to delay filing a personal injury claim. The best results are often obtained when filing for damages close to the date of injury. By not delaying, you will have a better opportunity to gather information and obtain cooperative witnesses. However, you still have options if you are suffering from an injury that occurred in the past.
Statute of Limitations
The State of Arizona allows personal injury claims to be made for up to two years after the date of the injury. However, there are extenuating circumstances that can impact that limit. For example, the date of the discovery of the injury may extend the time that you have to file a claim. If the injury that you suffered did not become apparent until a later date, you may be able to file for injuries for two years after the date that you discovered the injury. A common example of this is health problems that arise from exposure to substances such as Mesothelioma from inhaling asbestos at a work site.
If you have been putting off a personal injury claim, do not wait any longer. With each passing day valuable information could be lost and your legal right to compensation could expire. Gather whatever information that you have available about the incident and your injury and contact our office today. Even if you do not have any information readily available, you still need to contact our office today as we can begin the process of preserving your rights while we help you to gather information.
Our personal injury law office can help you to get the settlement that you rightfully deserve. We have years of experience pursuing a full range of personal injury claims including traffic accidents, unsafe work conditions and dog bites. Our office serves residents of the Phoenix area including Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler and the entire metropolitan area. We have offices in Phoenix, Bullhead City and Kingman to help serve the people of Arizona.