Following a car accident you are given a statute of limitations in order to file a lawsuit against the other party involved in the accident.
What is a Statute of Limitations?
A statute of limitations is a time frame given by state courts that affects the timing of a criminal charge, or in this case the timing of a lawsuit. You are given a certain amount of time to bring the lawsuit to court following an accident or personal injury develops as a cause of action.
Texas courts are known for being more strict than other states, meaning if you have been involved in an accident and are considering pursuing a lawsuit you should act sooner than later to protect yourself. Attorney Beverly R. Caruthers will listen to your case for free and help determine what can be done to get you the justice you deserve, so you can get the compensation you need. If you wait too long to pursue your lawsuit your case will never be heard, no matter how strong or compelling your case is. Do not waste any time, contact the Law Office of Beverly R. Caruthers today!
Why Do We Have Statutes of Limitations?
For centuries, courts have been using statute of limitations. While it may seem unfair if you have been injured and had a difficult scenario that made it hard to pursue charges, these rules were actually designed to protect citizens from being targeted unfairly. Having a statute of limitations in place encourage plaintiffs (those who file the lawsuit) to pursue their case with reasonable diligence. Statutes of limitations are also important because they help ensure important evidence for your case is still current, leaving less room for error such as missing or damaged evidence. Additionally, if you have any important witnesses having a statute of limitations helps to ensure they will accurately be able to draw on recent, reliable memories.
Texas Statute of Limitations
The general rule of thumb for car accident and personal injury cases in the state of Texas are 2 years. Some cases are unique and will require an experienced attorney, such as Beverly R. Caruthers, to review and make sure there are no special circumstances that affect this timeline.
Lawsuit Attorney in Houston
Beverly R. Caruthers proudly serves and defends the Greater Houston area including but not limited to Baytown, Conroe, Crosby, Humble, Huntsville, Lake Jackson, Missouri City, Pasadena, Spring, Tomball. If you need legal representation following an incident with a commercial vehicle don’t hesitate to contact Beverly R. Caruthers Law Office!