A crash injury may throw you in a state of shock and awe as you navigate unexpected medical treatment. In the face of this challenging path, you may want to consider filing a claim to get help with your bills.
Personal injury claims run through civil court, and the statute of limitations in Texas allows you two years from the date of an accident to file a claim. While this gives you some time, you should not wait until then to get the ball rolling.
Do you know who is responsible for the accident?
The foundation of a personal injury case is proving another caused the crash that resulted in your injury. Car crashes often involve insurance claims that may help establish grounds for fault since insurers want the responsible driver to pay. Negligence means that another behaved recklessly, making an accident more likely. This may include actions such as:
- Running a red light
- Driving under the influence
- Failing to yield
- Operating a cellphone while driving
Has a doctor treated injuries related to the accident?
Once you have negligence, you need to show the court that you have an established medical record attributed to the crash. Your medical records should show a correlation between your injuries and the crash.
Did you suffer a catastrophic change in status?
Did the crash necessitate a change in profession or departure from the workforce? If an injury results in a permanent change to your lifestyle, you may have life-long medical care that you need help paying for. Filing a claim sooner rather than later helps you to get relief quicker.
Recovery from many accidents is possible with proper medical care. You may require a longer time to recover from what you lost financially.