Q: I was involved in a car accident in Chandler. Initially, I didn’t think my injuries were severe, so I didn’t pursue legal action. Now, I am facing back surgery as a result of the crash and I don’t know if it is too late to try and obtain compensation from the negligent driver
A: In Arizona, you have two years from the date of the accident to sue, which is known as the statute of limitations (a.k.a. deadline).
There is a lot that goes into filing a lawsuit against a careless driver. The insurance company will look for ways to avoid paying your claim. For example, if you waited to seek medical care for your injuries sustained in the Arizona car accident, the insurer may argue that you must not have been injured that bad. Insurance companies have also been known to argue that the plaintiffs’ injuries were not a result of the crash.
If you are considering pursuing compensation, you may want to consult with an experienced Mesa car accident attorney who will be able to explain your legal rights.