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.