I was injured in a car accident. How long do I have to hire an attorney?

January 15, 2010

The answer to this question depends on a law called the statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is a law that limits the amount of time in which you have to bring a personal injury lawsuit.

In Texas, the statute of limitations on bringing a personal injury lawsuit is two years. If you don’t bring your legal claim within two years of the date of your car accident (with certain exceptions), then you will be barred from ever bringing that claim.

What all this means is that you should hire a Texas personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your car accident. By waiting too long to seek the advice of an attorney, you could lose your right to file a lawsuit – which means you lose your ability to seek compensation for your injuries.

To ensure that you preserve your legal rights, it is critical that you seek the immediate advice of an experienced Texas personal injury lawyer. While you may have two years within which to file your lawsuit, you should not delay in seeking the council of a qualified attorney.

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