The statute of limitations in AZ is 2 years, so it is not too late.
It sounds like your daughter tried to do the right thing for her friend. Admirable, but it backfired.
She needs an attorney immediately. Do to wait on this.
Hopefully, the attorney who is representing you has the experience to advise you on these issues. However, if the adverse had no insurance at the time of the collision, there is likely no means to pay your loss.
Yes. You can ask the judge to reconsider.
It will help if you have a GOOD reason for your failure to receive the notice.
Also, was the dismissal “with prejudice” or “without prejudice”?
It will make a big difference
This sounds very strange to me.
Normally, if a law firm handles a case on a contingency fee, the use of an outside firm is included within the same percentage fee.
I would be willing to review your fee agreement and circumstances–no charge to you for doing this
It is generally 2 years.
If the responsible driver was a govt employee, there is a 180 day notice requirement and a 1 year limitation
If you have received worker’s comp benefits, there is a 1 year limitation
You are correct in your interpretation of the “may need” language.
It would be better if the physician wrote “will need” or “most likely will require”, or something like that.
Insurance companies don’t like future medicals. On that note, they don’t like past medicals either, but futures are more problematic.
The best you can do is document the need for the future, provide as specific of a cost as possible and get your doctor to support it with the verbiage stated above.
Yes, the attorney can get this information, but is not “entitled to it”, and often, it is at the whim of the adjustor to disclose it early in the case
Your attorney is probably being honest with you. I cannot imagine anything the attorney could gain by not telling you the limits of the other person’s policy