“Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,” Robert Herrick wrote in his famous poem, urging people to act without delay. That same advice can apply to a person’s or a company’s decision on whether to seek justice through a court of law. If a person delays too long, a statute of limitations may prohibit a lawsuit from ever being filed.
For example, in Arizona, a lawsuit claim based on the breach of an oral contract is subject to a three-year statute of limitations. Other claims may be subject to different limitations, some much shorter. A person with a claim against a public entity, such as a city or state, for example, must serve a notice of claim within 180 days or may not be permitted to bring a lawsuit at all.
If you believe you have grounds to seek relief through the justice system, you should meet with an attorney now rather than wait and risk losing your opportunity for justice. Remember, as Herrick so eloquently stated, “this same flower that smiles to-day, To-morrow will be dying.”
Call (480) 833-1113 and speak to one of our contract or business lawyers today to find out how the statutes may apply to your situation, and don’t lose your opportunity for justice in Arizona!
Attorney Profile: Nathaniel H. Wadsworth, Contract & Business Attorney