The timing of your decision to commence a lawsuit is critical to the ultimate success of your action. If you have experienced a significant injustice, the court will expect that you will act promptly to seek recovery of damages for your loss. Your failure to act in a timely manner may be interpreted by the court as a sign that you do not feel your claim has merit. Delays may also result in the loss of critical evidence or the disappearance of important witnesses. Arizona law also has statute of limitations which prescribes a date when the claim must be brought or the claim will be extinguished due to the passage of time. Finally, any unnecessary delay may result in the disappearance of money or assets of the defendant which may be critical in satisfying the judgment.