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When you are injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another, you may be able to claim compensation for medical expenses and damages. While our team at the Hernandez Law Group urges injured parties to immediately seek legal aid to ensure that the correct steps are taken, this may not be possible in all cases.
However, it is important to note that there is a limit to how long after an accident an individual may seek compensation from the responsible party. This is called the Statute of Limitations.
At the Hernandez Law Group, we understand that the circumstances leading up to your incident may have been traumatic. This is why our team takes the time to hold the responsible party accountable and work with each of our clients to ensure they are taken care of at every step of the process.
Part of this is helping our clients understand the laws surrounding personal injury law and their rights. In today’s article, we will be covering the ins and outs of the Texas Statute of Limitations and how it can affect your case.
Understanding the Statute of Limitations in Texas
The Statute of Limitations in Texas is generally two years from the date of the accident. If you fail to bring your lawsuit within the two-year time frame, you may lose your right to bring a claim against the negligent party, even if there is ample evidence to support your claim.
It is extremely important that you contact a trusted personal injury attorney, such as your team at the Hernandez Law Group, P.C., immediately after you are injured in an accident. This allows our team to stay on top of the matter and ensure that you retain your right to compensation for medical expenses and damages.
Are There Any Circumstances Where the Statute of Limitations is Longer Than Two Years?
Not every case is equal; some carry more trauma than others, or injuries may take longer to become apparent. For these cases, the Texas State Judicial System has granted extensions to the two-year statute of limitations. These personal injury cases include but are not limited to:
If you are unsure whether your case has passed its statute of limitations, it is best to talk to a personal injury attorney. The team at Hernandez Law Group, P.C. offers free no-obligation consultations to go over the facts of your case. We can advise you best on how to proceed and whether or not you are still within your rights to seek the compensation you deserve.
Special Note Concerning the Texas Statute of Limitations Concerning Accidents With Government Entities
If you are ever in an accident where an employee or an entity of the government is at fault, then that statute of limitations changes drastically. Due to the nature of the government and the high-ranking status of their employees, all claims against a government entity must be made within six months after the date of the incident. The notice must include the following information:
- Date and time of the incident
- Events of the incident
- Damages sustained because of the incident
- Injuries sustained because of the incident
Never try to bring a lawsuit against a government agency yourself; always seek the legal counsel of a Personal Injury Attorney. They can ensure that you are taking the right steps to receive the compensation you deserve.
Need Legal Guidance and Representation?
If you were injured in an accident, you can trust the team at the Hernandez Law Group to be there to fight for you! Our caring and compassionate staff of Personal Injury Attorneys will work with you every step of the way, ensuring that you can focus on your recovery while we fight to get the compensation you deserve. Contact our team today for more information about our services or to schedule a consultation.