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I only have 10 days to file. I fell, Had to have surgery. Can I file for an extension ,arbitration,or lawsuit this late,if so how?
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Lawyer: Dwayne B., Attorney replied 8 years ago
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
July 2nd,2008 I was going to my car, pushing a cart at Kohl,s Dept. store in Yuma, AZ. The cross walk joined the sidewalk in the parking lot was a little higher and had a deep rut.The tiny wheels on the cart went in the rut and high spot and stopped suddenly. The cart went over and me with it.. My face was black, swollen. I had other injuries. I had a pinched siotic nerve . Later a cyst formed on my spine. Drs. was trying to control the pain with meds and treatment. I was on oxicodone for a year at least. an MRI finally found the problem. I was sent to Burrows in phoenix, AZ. More MRI, x- rays etc.. Had surgery on my back Dec.3rd,2009. Have been slow to recover and still have nerve damage that keeps me awake sometimes all night tingling and numb. My heel and toes on my left leg is numb all the time.I am 80 years old and this has been really decapitating.
Lawyer: Dwayne B., Attorney replied 8 years ago
You can still file an action, but Arizona has a two year statute of limitations on torts so your time is almost up. There is no way to file for an extension of that time limit although once you file the lawsuit you can always pursue mediation or arbitration by agreement. You need to immediately find another lawyer and file suit to preserve your rights. You can find a lawyer on www.avvo.com or www.lawyers.com. Look for ones who do personal injury, slip and fall, or premises liability cases.

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