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Claims Against Public Entities or Employees Must Be Served within 180 Days

Posted by Jay L. Ciulla | Oct 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

You snooze - you lose. Many valid personal injury cases go unpaid because of blown deadlines. Most people injured by a public entity or public entity are shocked to learn that they have only 180 days under Arizona law to file a Notice of Claim. This law applies to all sorts of claims against state and local governments including routine car accident cases where the at-fault party is a public employee, such as a police officer or public school employee. Arizona Revised Statute Section 12-821.01 lays out the specific requirements for a Notice of Claim, like serving the notice before the deadline and demanding a "sum certain."

Unfortunately, many injured people are unaware of this trap and miss their deadline, thereby losing their case. It is imperative that injury victims contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible in order to determine if a public entity or public employee is at-fault, necessitating a timely Notice of Claim.

The Ciulla Law Firm, PLLC helps injured people in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Jay L. Ciulla

Jay L. Ciulla is a native of Phoenix, Arizona. Since 1997, he has been helping injured injured people with their legal issues. He has extensive litigation and trial experience and has represented clients in more than one hundred trials.

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