Statute of Limitations
If it takes you a long time to complete medical treatment and pursue your personal injury claim, the other party’s insurance may draw out settlement negotiations until your case expires. Our expert attorneys will make sure your case is filed well within the Statute of Limitations, as well as meeting any other applicable deadlines and restrictions.
Because of the 2-year statute of limitations to bring a personal injury claim in Arizona, you must sometimes complete your case before you know what your total medical costs resulting from the accident will be. Our attorneys will collaborate with experts to project your future medical costs, lost potential future income, and other factors relevant to your case.
What to Do After an Accident in Tempe
After an accident, you should always first seek medical attention if injured. If you don’t think you need immediate medical attention, you should then exchange insurance information with the other driver and take pictures of the damage. Unless the damage to both vehicles is minor, you should call the police to file a report. Ideally, the police will list the other driver as at fault in the accident.
Even if you feel fine over the next few days, you may want to see a doctor to document any signs of injury to your neck or spine, as these injuries can emerge later down the road. You may be able to settle with the other driver’s insurance company on your own for a minor accident, but you should consult an attorney
before proceeding with negotiations for a more serious accident.