Each state has a statute of limitations applicable in car accident cases. The purpose of these statutes of limitations is simple: These statutes operate to prevent car accident injury victims from pursuing claims of compensation when too much time has elapsed since the accident occurred. This helps ensure that claims for compensation are presented timely so that individuals are not left wondering for years or decades whether they will need to pay compensation to another person involved in a car wreck.
Texas’s Auto Accident Statute of Limitations
In Texas, car crash injury victims have two years from the date their accident occurred within which to file a car crash lawsuit against the person or people believed to be responsible for causing the crash. For example, a person injured in a car crash on April 1, 2017 will have until April 1, 2019 to file the documents necessary to initiate a lawsuit. If the victim files a case on April 2, 2019, he or she may find his or her case dismissed without the merits of the case being heard or decided.
Contact a Texas Car Crash Attorney as Soon as Possible
Because of this statute of limitations, car crash victims should contact us as soon as possible so that their claims can be timely filed and decided. Even if you believe the statute of limitations has already run, our firm may be able to help. For a free initial case review, call us or contact us online today.