Auto accidents happen every single day. Unfortunately, though there have been fewer motorists on the road in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the state of Texas has seen a spike in speeding-related fatalities since the pandemic began. If you are someone who has been injured in an auto accident, or you know someone who has been fatally wounded in a car accident, there is a very good chance that you may qualify for financial compensation. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Texas personal injury attorneys to learn more about auto accidents and how we can help you through the legal process ahead.
How do I know if I am entitled to compensation after an accident?
If you are injured in an accident, you will have to hire an experienced Houston personal injury attorney who can gather and present all the evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof. Rather simply, to win compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Some of the most useful forms of evidence that our firm will use to prove your personal injury claim can include surveillance footage of your accident occurring, witness statements corroborating your claim, police reports of the incident, medical documents regarding the origin/extent of your injuries, pictures of any damage to your vehicle, and more.
How long will I have to sue someone for an injury sustained in an auto accident in Texas?
If you are injured in Texas, or you know someone who has been fatally wounded in an auto accident, you will have to file a personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, as well as wrongful death claims in Texas is two years, you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party. That being said, though you may wish to wait to sue to see if your injuries heal on their own, we cannot advise you to do so, for if you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Our firm is here to begin the claims process on your behalf today–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Houston firm
We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.