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How Long After an Injury Can You File a Personal Injury Claim?

Last updated 6 years ago

In U.S. laws there is a concept known as the statute of limitations. A statute of limitations defines the maximum amount of time that can transpire between an incident and the filing of charges. Each state has its own statutes of limitations for particular crimes or civil lawsuits, so it is best to consult an attorney about the specifics in your state. Here is some information about the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of Texas:

  • How Does the Statute of Limitations Affect Your Case?

In the state of Texas, you can file a personal injury claim as long as it has been within two years of the accident. In other words, if you wait longer than two years, you will no longer be eligible to file a personal injury claim. Sometimes an injury is not identified until long after the initial incident, in which case the “discovery rule” may apply.

  • When Should You File a Personal Injury Claim?

If you have been the victim of personal injury due to another party’s negligence, you should file a claim as soon as possible. There are many benefits to this approach. The first is that it will be much easier for your attorney to gather the necessary evidence. When filing a personal injury claim, there are many things that the attorney needs to prove, including that the other party’s negligence was in fact the cause of your injury. When you file immediately, your attorney can have your injuries inspected by a medical professional and set out to gather any other pertinent evidence that could help your case. Even minor injuries can lead to loss of income due to reduced work hours, and you deserve to be compensated.

Don’t delay filing a personal injury claim if you have recently been in an auto or other accident. With the help of an attorney, you can substantiate your claim and get the compensation you deserve to get your life back on track. To learn more about filing personal injury claims, call The Carlson Law Firm at (888) 335-7492.


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