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Villarreal & Begum February 13, 2020

How Long Do I Have to Sue After an Accident?

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No one wants to be in a car crash and no one definitely no one wants to deal with the hassle of a lawsuit.  Making the decision to contact a lawyer after a crash might require some thought, so naturally, you’d want to know how long you have to make a decision. Technically speaking, in Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code section 16.003, it outlines that you have two years to file a civil lawsuit, from the date of the crash.  However, waiting that long isn’t the best idea. While two years may seem like plenty of time, this doesn’t consider the work your lawyer would have to do to build your case.

In all honesty, the sooner the better, when it comes to car crash cases. It takes time for your lawyer to gather your medical expenses and other damages you need to account for, and the longer you wait, the harder it is to prove that your crash caused your damages. It’s highly recommended that you seek a free consultation from an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. You have nothing to lose, and no obligations when you sit down to discuss your case with a lawyer. After your consultation, you’ll have a better idea of what your options are.

Why Should I Sue?

This is an important question. The insurance company usually gives you a fair amount for your damages, right? After all, that’s what you pay them for. Well, some insurance companies take advantage of victims because they know they’re in a difficult situation. After a serious accident, the insurance company knows you’re probably out of a car, have medical bills piling up, and you might be missing pay from work. If that’s the case, you’re probably struggling to keep your head above water, and are desperate for some relief. That’s when the insurance company offers you a quarter of what you should be getting, and hope you take it. A personal injury attorney knows how to fight the insurance companies to get you the compensation you deserve. After hiring an experienced car accident attorney, you’ll have the confidence, and the backup to get the compensation you need to pay your bills.

San Antonio Personal Injury Attorneys

Personal injury attorneys have seen the devastation caused by personal injury due to the negligence or reckless behavior of another person or entity. An experienced personal injury attorney in San Antonio can assist you in evaluating your claim and getting the compensation you need and deserve. Villarreal and Begum have extensive experience in personal injury cases. For a free evaluation, call The Texas Law Guns today at our offices in San Antonio, Brownsville, and McAllen, or message us online.