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Deadlines to Know After a Texas Motor Vehicle Accident

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After a crash, specific laws can impact a claim. One thing that people need to know is that there are timelines to follow and deadlines to meet. Reporting the accident and filing a claim is crucial to your case, but if you don’t work quickly, you may negatively impact your ability to obtain compensation.

Our team is here to help guide you through the process. We aim to educate you about every aspect of your case so that you can do everything necessary to safeguard your rights moving forward. Below, we’ll explain the following:

  • Texas’ statute of limitations
  • Why it’s vital to work quickly

Call our firm today at (936) 243-4299 for a free consultation.

Texas’ Statute of Limitations

In Texas, you must settle your case or file a lawsuit within two years of the crash. This is called the statute of limitations.

If you’re in an accident and need to seek compensation through a claim or lawsuit, you have to do so within the two years following the crash. If you don’t meet the two-year deadline, you may not be able to recover compensation. Instead, you would forfeit your right to file a lawsuit moving forward. Only a few exceptions would allow you to extend your lawsuit beyond the two-year statute, including:

  • If you’re a minor when the accident occurs, you would have two years from the moment you turn 18 to file your lawsuit.
  • If you or the person that harmed you leave the state before you can begin the legal process, the statute of limitations may extend.

It helps to speak with a lawyer to determine what options you have. A lawyer can explain when it’s necessary to bring the claim and file a lawsuit. However, in all cases, it helps to begin the process quickly. Any delay can impact your claim in a potentially negative way.

Why It’s Vital to Work Quickly

Working soon after the crash occurs gives you the strongest chance of obtaining the compensation you deserve. You should quickly seek medical attention for your injuries, get a crash report, and file your claim soon after the collision using the strongest evidence possible. The longer you wait to file your lawsuit, the more time insurance companies have to challenge your claim.

At Scott Law Firm, we work to safeguard your rights and options every step of the way. We want you to feel peace of mind that you can obtain the compensation and justice you deserve moving forward. Trust that our Conroe car accident lawyers will stand in your corner and help you meet deadlines when it matters most. Our experience helps us get your claim and lawsuit filed on time.

For a free case evaluation, we encourage you to contact our firm at (936) 243-4299 today and speak with a member of our team.