When you have been injured, it is crucial that you do not wait to pursue a claim. Texas has a limit on the amount of time you wait before you go to court. These are called “statutory limitations” and can vary depending on the case you are filing.
Personal Injury Cases
In Texas, the limitation for personal injury is two years from the date that you knew you were injured. If you decide to wait, then you are waiving your right to receive compensation for your injury. The Texas court will refuse to hear your case and you will never be reimbursed for your damages.
Seek Medical Help
When you have been injured its important that you seek professional medical assistance right away. Then you can get an accurate assessment of your injury, the prognosis, and an expert opinion on how it may affect you in the future. Ask for a report before you leave, this is valuable information for your case.
Talk to An Attorney
After you have received medical assistance, call an experienced personal injury attorney. They will be able to help you get the paperwork together to be able to file a suit against the person who injured you. You need to do this rather quickly so that you can receive prompt compensation. The attorney will let you know what paperwork is needed, will help gather information about the incident, and will help you navigate the court system. If you do not have an attorney, make an appointment for a consultation. Meet with them and access their ability to handle your case. Specify that you are looking for an attorney with extensive knowledge and expertise in personal injury law.