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What is a Statute of Limitations and How Does it Affect My Personal Injury Case?

Last updated 7 years ago

When your body is injured in a car collision, assault case, or medical negligence accident, it’s known as a personal injury. A lawyer can help determine your rights and ensure that you receive the proper compensation for enduring the pain and suffering of a personal injury. The following guide explains the statute of limitations and how it might affect your personal injury case:

  • Statute of Limitations
    Though the law varies from state to state, this rule involves the length of that an injured person has to file a claim against their injurer. Here in Texas, the time limit is two years. In some cases, the time limit doesn’t begin until the injured is aware of their injuries. In cases concerning minors, the time limit typically doesn’t begin until they have reached the age of 18.
  • What This Means for You
    It’s always good to be aware of this law in order to pursue the appropriate action in your personal injury case. As soon as you discover that you have injuries, you should begin filing your claim. If you wait, then you may miss your legal opportunity to get appropriate compensation.
  • How a Lawyer Can Help
    When injuries show up later than expected, it can be difficult to explain why you waited so long to file a lawsuit. Talk to an attorney experienced in personal injury cases, as he or she can help you piece together evidence for injuries that were slow to appear and help you override the statute of limitations if necessary.

It’s essential that you seek a professional who can effectively assist in your court case. At The Carlson Law Firm, our experienced attorneys can help you receive the proper compensation following a personal injury. Call (888) 335-7492 to set up a free consultation.


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