How much time do I have to file a personal injury claim? Is there a reason why I should file a claim sooner rather than later?
If you have been in an injury-causing incident or accident, there are time frames under Arizona law in which to either settle your case or file a lawsuit to preserve your right to continue with your case. The time frames that might be applicable to your case change depending upon the type of case and who the at-fault party is. These can be very complicated issues sometimes to calculate, and without legal education and experience, you should really never try it on your own.
Car accident? Your time could be as little as 180 days, yet, it could be as long as 18 years. How do you know?
Dog bite incident? Your timeframe could be one year or could be two years. How can you be sure?
Injury occurring on the job, with a workers comp claim pending? You could have as a little as one year to protect your rights against the at-fault party, or, this could be extended to two years. How do you know?
There are many different types of accidents, and many different statutes of limitation which apply, all of which cannot possibly be discussed here.
So, how do you know?
Make sure you have the right Phoenix personal injury trial lawyer. Make sure you have an experienced Phoenix personal injury trial attorney.
Many attorneys advertise that they can handle these types of cases, yet we repeatedly see deadlines missed, and peoples’ cases are lost because the attorney who told them they could help failed to understand the deadlines. How do you avoid this?
Do your research, and hire only an experienced Phoenix personal injury trial attorney. Ask the attorney about his/her track record of success in litigation and trial. If they tell you something like “we don’t do this, because we are successful in getting all of our cases settled“, don’t walk, run.
There are no Phoenix personal injury trial attorneys who are able to settle all of their cases. It just doesn’t happen, and lawsuits are often necessary to get clients the best results. Real trial attorneys know this. The pretenders will tell you something else. Make sure your attorney is willing to take the step for you.
When is the right time to present your case or file a lawsuit? This is a question to discuss with your experienced Phoenix personal injury trial lawyer.
Questions? Zachar Law Firm has been helping accident victims present claims and file lawsuits in Phoenix for 25 years. Call us today to discuss your case.