If you were in a car accident and suffered serious injuries, your claim for damages arising from the car accident has a statute of limitations in Arizona of two (2) years. However, is important to understand what “statute of limitations” really means and what you need to do to protect yourself.

Under Arizona law, a car accident victim has a two-year window of time to file a lawsuit or to resolve their claim for their injuries. Should you fail to file your lawsuit or resolve your claim within that allotted window of time, your statute of limitations has expired. This essentially means you have waived your right to recover damages from the at-fault party or their insurance company for your car accident-related injuries—even if your damages are into the millions.

It is important to realize that—to protect your claim for relief—you are required by law to take certain actions within the time permitted by statute.