When you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation in the form of a personal injury settlement.
However, many injury victims are unaware that their cases are time sensitive.
Read on to learn more about the statute of limitations on personal injury claims in Texas, and don’t hesitate to reach out to a personal injury lawyer with Chris Lewis & Associates P.C. for a free consultation.
In each state around the country, the government uses its laws to effectively set a deadline on the amount of time that can pass between a personal injury and taking action for civil recovery.
This deadline is known as the statute of limitations. In Texas, the statute of limitations on personal injury action is two years from the date of the accident.
This means that claims submitted after the deadline has already passed are likely to be discarded by a judge.
Sometimes, however, this deadline can be extended. This usually happens when the date of discovery of your damages is different from the date of the accident itself.
For example, if you’re injured in a car accident but don’t realize you suffered internal damages until six months after your accident, then it’s possible that the deadline could be “tolled,” or extended, in your case.
Reaching out to an experienced personal injury lawyer is the best way to understand the impact of the statute of limitations on your potential claim.
Have you been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s carelessness? Don’t let the timeline run out on your chance to recover—reach out to a personal injury lawyer with Chris Lewis & Associates P.C. today.
Call 214-984-3113 or fill out the form below today to request your free consultation with an experienced attorney.