Does Time Run Out for Me to File My Car Accident Injury Claim? The Dallas car accident lawyers of 1-800-Car-Wreck discuss the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in Texas.
DALLAS, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dallas car accident victims have limited time for taking action in the event that they want to file a personal injury claim. The time frame for filing car wreck claims is two years in the state of Texas. Generally this begins on the day one's accident has occurred. There are a few exceptions to the time frame limit; however, that many are unaware of. These include:
- An inability to identify those responsible – In some cases, car accident victims find themselves faced with a hit-and-run situation and are not able to identify who hit them in a timely manner. This may be an exception to the statute of limitations rule if the identity of the responsible party is found out later.
- The discovery rule – In some cases, a person may file in accordance with the discovery rule if their injury is discovered after the date it occurred or if they had no way of discovering damages within the two-year time frame limit.
- Tolling – The time limit on filing an accident injury claim may be lengthened in the event that an injured party was mentally incompetent or a minor when they incurred the injury.
Regardless of whether one's case may fall under the exceptions for filing a claim within the two-year statute of limitations, individuals should act promptly in seeking legal advice or representation for their case.
The Dallas accident lawyers of 1-800-Car-Wreck can assist those who have questions about the time they have left to file a claim for injury compensation, even if one is concerned that their time may have already run out. Contact the law firm of Eberstein & Witherite today and request a free case evaluation.
Amy Witherite Eberstein & Witherite, LLP, 214-378-6665, awitherite@EWLAWYERS.COM
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