This can be a really tricky question. It is one of the main reasons you should seek to consult with an experienced Arizona trial lawyer at the earliest time.
So, you ready for this? The answer to the above question is either:
- 180 days;
- 1 year;
- 2 years;
- 3 years.
It just depends on the type of case you have an who the at-fault party is.
If a government entity or employee, you generally have 180 days to officially serve notice of the claim, then file your lawsuit within one year of the incident.
If you are injured while working and have received worker’s comp benefits, you have one year from the date of the incident.
If an assault or intentional tort or possible a claim arising out of an alcohol issue with a bar, then maybe only one year.
For most other things, two years.
If a claim against your own insurance company for UM or UIM claim, then maybe three years.
There are no “hard” rules here---every case must be determined on its own facts.
Disclaimer: Due to the above highlight, do not depend on anything in this general, informational blog.
If you have an injury case, consult with a Board Certified Injury Specialist at the earliest time to know and understand your rights.