Timeline for Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Your first priority after any injury should be seeking medical treatment. However, if your injuries are the result of another person’s reckless actions, the Dallas personal injury attorneys at Polewski & Associates can help you build a case against the party at fault.

In order to obtain the compensation you deserve, it’s important to be mindful of state filing requirements. Your personal injury attorney can help you navigate Texas laws governing the timeline for pursuing a personal injury claim, such as:

  • Statute of limitations: In Texas, you generally must initiate a personal injury complaint no more than two years after the incident resulting in your injuries
  • Accrual of claims: The legal term indicating the start of the statute of limitations, usually the time at which you suffer your injury
  • In a case involving a municipal vehicle, you have only six months to provide a notice of your claim; failing to act within this abbreviated statute of limitations will deprive you of the ability to pursue a personal injury case
  • “The discovery rule”: If it wasn’t reasonably possible for you to know about an injury until a period after the incident, you might be able to file a complaint more than two years after sustaining your injuries

If you’re pursuing a personal injury case and require the services of an experienced Dallas attorney, please contact Polewski & Associates today for a free case evaluation.

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