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Texas Statute of Limitations

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If you feel that you have a legitimate personal injury case but you did not file a claim because the incident was months ago, then you need to learn about the Texas statute of limitations. Personal injury claims can sometimes be filed well after the injury occurred, and an experienced attorney can help you to file your case, provided that it is within the time period the state allows. Even if you think that time has run out on your case, you should still contact a professional lawyer to see if your case falls within the Texas personal injury statute of limitations. You may be pleasantly surprised at the answer you get.

Q:What is a statute of limitations?

A: Under the Texas statute of limitations, personal injury cases must be filed within a certain time period after the original event occurred. As long as the statute of limitations has not run out on your case and you still have time to file a suit, you should get a case review done by an experienced law firm and get your case before the Texas court system.

Q:Doesn’t Texas have the same statutes of limitations as every other state?

A: No. Each state is responsible for creating its own statute of limitations. The Texas personal injury statute of limitations may be longer or shorter than those in other states, but it is definitely different. The statute of limitations has general rules that govern the most common situations, but you would need to get the specific details from an experienced attorney such as the Texas Hammer®, Jim Adler.

Q: What is the basic statute of limitations for personal injury cases in the state of Texas?

A: Texas has statutes of limitations that resemble the averages of the other states. If you have a case involving a verbal or written contract, for instance, then the statute of limitations is four years. If your case involves a personal injury or property damage, then the statute of limitations is two years. This means that you have two years from the date of your personal injury or property damage to get your lawsuit onto a court schedule in order for it to be heard by the court.

Q: What happens if I do not get my case scheduled by the expiration of the statute of limitations?

A: If you miss your deadline for a personal injury case, then your case cannot be heard in a court. This is why it is so important to discuss the statutes of limitations that apply to your case with an experienced lawyer.

Q: I am from Louisiana, but I had a car accident in Texas. Where do I file my personal injury lawsuit?

A: This is an important question because the general statutes of limitations are shorter in Louisiana than they are in Texas. If your accident happened in Texas, then you must file your claim in Texas. But don’t worry; you don’t have to move to Texas to file your case. Jim Adler & Associates has years of experience with personal injury cases involving car accidents. All you need to do is contact Jim Adler and he and his staff will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.

Q: Is the statute of limitations the same for incidents involving government employees or agencies?

A: In Texas, you must file papers signifying an intent to sue with the government within 30 to 180 days of your incident if you intend to sue a government employee or agency. Once your intent to sue has been recognized, then you can move forward with your case. The amount of time you actually have to file depends on the type of accident that occurred and the government agency involved.

You should never feel as though you cannot file your personal injury claim because it happened a long time ago. Let an experienced legal firm review your case to see if your statute of limitations has run out. If it has not, then you still have a chance to get the compensation you deserve.

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