Arizona Personal Injury Lawyers
Representing Clients in Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Actions
The attorneys of Righi Fitch Law Group have abundant experience and success defending individuals and businesses in personal injury and wrongful death claims, many times at the request of national insurance carriers. In the right circumstances, we also represent people who have suffered significant harm due to the negligence of another party.
We have successfully resolved cases involving a wide range of circumstances, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents: cars, motorcycles, trucks, and bus accidents, and SUV rollovers
- Dangerous premises: slip and fall accidents, negligent security, and negligent lighting
- Defective products: dangerous tools and equipment, and defective vehicles and components
- Medical malpractice: surgical errors, birth injuries, misdiagnoses, and failures to diagnose serious conditions such as cancer
- Tavern owner liability (dram shop): drunk driving accidents and wrongful death actions
- Assault and battery
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Arizona?
According to the Arizona Revised Statutes section 12-542, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in the state of Arizona is two years. The statute of limitations is a law which limits how long injury victims have to file a personal injury claim before they are no longer eligible to do so.
In other words, this means you have two years from the date you sustained your injuries to file a claim, or you will lose your right to file along with your right to recover compensation no matter how serious your injuries are. It’s important to note that there are exceptions that can change this time limit. The exceptions include:
- If the injury victim was a minor at the time of the accident the two-year time period will begin once the claimant turns 18.
- If the injury victim has a condition that qualifies them as legally mentally incapacitated the statute of limitations will end two years from the date they are declared mentally capable again.
- If the alleged negligent party leaves the state of Arizona before the lawsuit can be filed the time limit will most likely be extended.
The statute of limitations has a big impact on your ability to file a claim so it’s important to speak to a skilled attorney about your case as soon as you can. Righi Fitch Law Group offers free, no-obligation consultations for personal injury cases so you have nothing to lose by contacting our firm today!
It Starts with Listening to The Client
Whether you are the injured person or the survivor of someone who died in a fatal accident, we understand the challenges you face. We are here to listen and do everything we can to help.
Our lawyers thoroughly investigate every case, interview witnesses, examine accident reports, and preserve evidence. We identify all possible sources of financial compensation, then we pursue full compensation for damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.
Because of our experience defending personal injury claims, we know what a fair and reasonable settlement is. Our balanced experience is a valuable asset to our clients.
You Can Afford Experienced Legal Help
Our law firm represents injured people on a contingency fee basis. That means you will pay us no up-front fees or costs. Our fees are paid as a percentage of whatever compensation we obtain for you. In the event that we do not recover compensation, you will pay nothing. There is also no charge to discuss your personal injury case with a member of our firm during an initial consultation.