If you have a legal claim you want to pursue, it’s important to act quickly.
The deadlines for filing a lawsuit may depend on multiple factors, such as:
- Type of claim
- Location of where the facts took place giving rise to your claim
- When you knew or should have known you may have a claim
- Who the claim is against (for example, the deadline for making a personal injury claim against a state or local governmental entity in Arizona is much shorter than the deadline for the same type of claim against a private party)
- Other factors
In addition, depending on your specific matter, there may be significant work that has to be done to properly investigate and prepare your case before it is filed.
Bottom line: talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. If you miss the deadline for filing a claim, your claim is gone forever.