Car Accident Statute of Limitations

After a car accident, you may be wondering how long you have to file a claim. Dedicated Houston injury lawyer Hector Longoria discusses car accident statute of limitations in this educational video. If you want to learn more or want strong legal guidance, please call us today for a free consultation.

I had a potential client come in and ask me if it was too late for them to fight against the insurance companies and the defendant who caused him injuries in a crash. Fortunately, the crash had happened a year before. In Texas our car accident statute of limitations are different than other states. We have what’s called a two-year statute of limitations. That means you have two years from the date of the crash to bring a lawsuit in court against the defendant for the injuries they caused. It’s important that we start this process as soon as possible.

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It is important to make sure we preserve the evidence that the defendants have, which may disappear over time. That could hurt your case if it’s not there. Even though you may have a two-year statute of limitation, it’s important to bring the claim as soon as possible, or to at least begin gathering the evidence on your claim as soon as possible, to protect your rights and your interests.

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