How long do I have to file a truck accident claim?

How long do I have to file a truck accident claim?

Under Texas law, there is a two-year statute of limitations for negligence claims. That means that if you were injured in a truck accident, you will have no more than two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. Failure to file the lawsuit before this period expires will result in your case being dismissed. Even though you have a full two years to file, you still need to act quickly. Evidence to support your case is time sensitive. The sooner the investigation process begins, the likelier it will be that you will find helpful evidence.

It is important to note that although you have two years from the accident date to file a lawsuit, the claim and preservation of evidence process should begin long before that period expires and as soon as possible after the crash. For this reason, you should hire an experienced truck accident lawyer, who will know to send important letters to the trucking company and their insurer as soon as possible, including letters of representation and preservation and a request to inspect the commercial truck. An experienced truck accident attorney will also be able to retain qualified experts to conduct the inspection.

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