How long do I have to pursue a personal injury claims settlement after a car accident in Houston?

Texas law assigns a window of time in which you can file personal injury claims against the person or parties legally liable for causing or contributing to an accident that resulted in your injury. This is called a “statute of limitations” and, in theory, it’s meant to prevent claimants from filing a cause of action years after a substantial part of the evidence has eroded.

In Texas, the statute of limitations for a bodily injury claim or any other personal injury action is 2 years, meaning that the claimant has 2 years from the date of the accident to file a complaint and pursue a personal injury claims settlement from the responsible driver and his or her insurance company. 

In cases in which the damages claimed are significant or in which fault is hotly contested between both claimant and defendant, the claim may go to trial, in which case the jury will award damages in the form of a judgment if the defendant is found to be liable for the accident. 

To many, 2 years may seem like more than ample time to file a claim, but when you take into consideration the work that goes into building a credible case, particularly one in which serious bodily injury occurred and substantial damages are being sought, it’s not as generous a timeframe as previously thought. 

Reach out one of our injury lawyers in Houston for assistance with your bodily injury claim questions or personal injury claims settlement. You do not have to go through this process alone. 

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When you have experienced legal representation on your side in a bodily injury claim, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits.

While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have a personal injury claims and settlement attorney at the Houston personal injury law offices of The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.