Being injured in a pedestrian accident could leave you out of commission for some time. However, just because you are unable to work doesn’t mean that there is no work to be done for your personal injury claim. To ensure you can recover compensation, you need to be aware of the statute of limitations for a pedestrian accident in Arizona. If you don’t file your claim on time, your ability to recover damages will no longer be available.
Statute of Limitations for a Pedestrian Accident | File Your Claim on Time
In Arizona, for personal injury cases like pedestrian accidents, you have two years from the date of your accident to either bring your claim or to settle it in civil court. While this might initially seem like a long time to take legal action, it is not advised to wait to talk to an attorney. There are a lot of legal steps that need to be taken in order for your case to be strong and ready to win so you want to make sure you are not delaying talking to an attorney. They will make sure everything is happening at a pace that will keep you protected and also give you the best result possible. If you try to bring a claim the day after your two years runs out, you will be barred from receiving compensation altogether. There is nothing we can do if you miss the deadline. That is why we encourage you to call us as soon as you can.
Statute of Limitations for a Pedestrian Accident | Compensation
Arizona has compensation laws that allow you to receive compensation even if you are mostly at fault for the accident. If you have been found to be 100% at fault for the accident, then you cannot receive compensation but if you are 1% – 99% at fault, then you will be able to get an award, it will just be reduced. For example, if you were walking and you checked your phone while crossing at a crosswalk, you might be found partially responsible for the accident. If you have been hypothetically deemed 10% at fault for your accident, your award will be reduced by 10%.
Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with our Arizona pedestrian accident attorneys. Let our experience work for you.