If you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s important to understand the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in Arizona. The statute of limitations is a law that sets a time limit for filing or resolving a legal claim. In Arizona, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years from the date of the accident.
This means that if you’ve been injured in an accident, you have two years from the date of the accident to settle your claim or file a lawsuit. If you fail to resolve your claim or file a lawsuit within this time frame, you will be barred from recovery.
However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For instance, if the injury was not discovered until after the accident, the statute of limitations may be paused until the injury is discovered. This is known as the discovery rule. Additionally, if the person who caused the accident is a government entity, the statute of limitations may be shorter, as little as 180 days.
It’s also worth noting the statute of limitations for personal injury claims involving a minor child is different. Minors have until their 20th birthday to file a personal injury claim, or two years from the date they discover the injury, whichever is later.
Given the complexity of the Statute of Limitations and the potential exceptions, it is crucial to consult with a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident. An attorney can help ensure your claim is filed within the appropriate time frame and that you don’t miss important deadlines.
At REP Law, we understand the importance of taking swift action in personal injury cases. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help you understand the statute of limitations and will work to ensure that your claim is filed or resolved within the appropriate time frame. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.