June 12, 2011
Learn more about the steps involved in a Texas personal injury lawsuit.
Some important actions must be taken before a case ever reaches a courtroom. Usually, the instigating event behind a personal injury suit is some type of accident. After dealing with immediate medical needs, victims should contact a Texas personal injury attorney. You should carefully consider what kind of attorney you would like to retain, taking into account factors such as experience, location and fee structure.
It is important to find your personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible: in Texas, the statute of limitations on personal injury claims is two years. This means that, with a few exceptions, your lawsuit must be filed within two years after your car accident or other accident. You should allow plenty of time, as further steps may be necessary prior to filing court papers in your case, especially if your case involves complex facts. Furthermore, it is usually easier for your attorney to gather evidence closer to the time of the accident. As time goes by, witnesses may forget details or become hard to reach, and physical evidence could disappear.