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Feb. 2013

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

Posted by Andrews Law

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

The limitations period for injury to person (personal injury), injury when death ensues, or medical malpractice, for claims against the tortfeasor, is that the lawsuit “shall be commenced and prosecuted within two years after the cause of action accrues.” Usually, for injury to a person, the cause of action “accrues” on the date of accident, when one is injured. The statute states that an injury when death ensues “accrues” on the date of death. ARS 12-542.