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Have you been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another? If so, you may have a valid legal claim.

In this article, we will cover how soon and how long after a car accident you can sue in Arizona to recover your damages.

How Long After a Car Accident Can I Sue in Arizona?

You can sue for a car accident at any time after the accident. The sooner you file your claim, the more likely it is to be successful. The only restriction on the timeline for bringing a lawsuit is that you must file your claim within 2 years of the date of the accident.

After this time period has passed (the “statute of limitations” for car accidents in Arizona), you will no longer be able to file a lawsuit for the injuries or property damage caused by the accident.

By speaking to an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible, you can ensure that your rights are protected and that you have the best chance of recovering damages for your injuries.

Why It Is Important to Speak with an Attorney Sooner Rather Than Later

There are few main reasons you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible after your car accident: there is a limited time window to file a claim, evidence can become harder to obtain over time, your attorney can handle communication with the insurance company, and your attorney can work with medical providers to ensure that all of your medical bills are paid.

Arizona’s Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents – Your Limited Time Window

In Arizona, you have two (2) years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit for any damages you suffered as a result. If you do not file your claim within two years, then you will be unable to pursue it and could lose out on obtaining compensation for your losses.

Evidence Becomes Harder to Obtain Over Time

As time passes, evidence related to car accidents can become harder to obtain. Witnesses’ memories fade, physical evidence is lost or destroyed, and important documents are misplaced.

If you do not have sufficient evidence to prove the other driver’s negligence or liability, then you could be unable to recover damages even though you may have a valid legal claim.

Your Attorney Can Handle Communication with the Insurance Company

Insurance companies can be intimidating to deal with after a car accident. They may try to pressure you into accepting a settlement that is too low for the damages you have suffered, or they may deny your claim altogether.

Anything that you say to them could be used against you in court to prevent you from receiving the compensation you deserve.

If you are being harassed by an insurance company, it is best to contact an experienced car accident attorney who can handle all communication with the insurance company and work to ensure that you receive a fair settlement.

Your Attorney Can Work with Medical Providers to Ensure that All of Your Medical Bills are Paid

Medical expenses can quickly add up after a car accident. With help from your attorney, you could potentially recover compensation for any medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and other expenses related to your accident.

Your attorney can also work with medical providers to ensure that all of your bills are paid and you do not have to worry about the financial burden of your injuries.

Why You Should Hire a Car Accident Attorney

The main reason you should hire a car accident lawyer is to maximize your chances of recovering damages for your injuries. Insurance companies have their own attorneys and insurance adjusters who are looking out for their best interests, so you should have an experienced attorney on your side to do the same for you.

Most car accident attorneys in Arizona offer free initial consultations. Why? Because they understand that you may not have the resources to pay an hourly rate.

At the initial consultation, your attorney can review the details of your case and give you an honest assessment of how much compensation you could be entitled to. In addition, your attorney will discuss their contingency fee structure, so you know exactly what your attorney will be paid if your case is successful.

Injured in a Car Accident in Arizona? – We Take Care of Our Clients

At Hutlzer Law, we believe in taking care of our clients like they are our own family. We understand the stress and confusion that can come with a car accident and are here to help you every step of the way. If you have been injured in a car accident due to another party’s negligence, contact us today for a free consultation.

We have helped countless clients in Arizona with their car accident claims and are here to help you. Don’t wait – contact us now to get the legal representation you deserve.

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Jason Hutzler

Jason Hutzler is the founding partner of Phoenix personal injury law firm Hutzler Law, and represents individuals throughout Arizona. His practice is primarily dedicated to personal injury and car accident claims, leveraging his deep expertise as a former insurance adjustor to navigate the complexities of insurance negotiations.

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