Is There A Time Limit For Filing A Car Accident Claim?
Car accident claims must be filed promptly, lest you lose your chance to collect. Even with a valid claim, waiting too long can deprive you of compensation for lost wages, medical bills and more.
The Statute Of Limitations
Under Texas law, the general statute of limitations for these accident injury claims is just two years.
If you are filing a claim against a government agency or a municipality — which you may do after a road defect causes an accident, for instance — you may be required to file notice within just a few weeks. Failing to do so can negate your valid claim, even if the two years have not passed.
As you can see, you must know all of the deadlines you face as soon as an accident occurs. That is why it is so important to contact a lawyer quickly in the wake of an accident. Getting the case started immediately is the best way to ensure you do not accidentally miss a deadline and lose all rights to your claim.
Get Started By Calling Us Now
If you have been injured, do not put off the call any longer. Dial 512-593-7650 right now to get in touch with Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP. You may also contact us online. Since 1959, we have helped injured motorists in Austin, Texas, and we bring the experience and professionalism your case requires.