Statute of Limitations
As in other claims, there is a statute of limitations regarding traffic accidents, including those involving 18-wheelers. Under Texas law, if you are injured in an accident, such as one involving an 18-wheeler, you must file your lawsuit within two years of your injury. If you fail to file your lawsuit within this time frame, you will most likely be barred from filing the lawsuit. Thus, you should adhere to this time-limitation strictly, but that is not the end of it. Many law firms will need to perform a thorough investigation of your accident prior to deciding whether it is in your best interest to file a lawsuit. The type of investigation involved may take several months, therefore, it is highly recommended that if you or your loved ones where injured in a trucking accident, you do not wait until the last minute to consult with an experienced attorney. You may be hurting the law firm’s ability to properly investigate the claim for you and prepare for litigation. Contact us at 512-474-4487 if you have been injured though someone else’s fault.