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Why is early consultation essential after an accident?

On Behalf of | Jun 19, 2024 | Personal Injury |

If you sustained a severe injury following a car crash, you have the right to seek compensation from the at-fault party. Through this process, you can get the funds to pay for medical costs and recover lost earnings due to your injury.

If you decide to take legal action against the responsible party, an early consultation with a lawyer can be helpful. A legal professional may help you identify your options and explain the statute of limitations for your case.

Understanding the statute of limitations

A statute of limitation sets a time limit to prevent people from initiating a lawsuit after a certain period has passed. Once the time limit expires, you cannot take legal action against another individual, group or entity, and courts may refuse to hear your case.

In Texas, the statute of limitation for initiating a personal injury lawsuit is two years. This means you only have this much time after the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the negligent driver.

If you do not want to lose your opportunity to recover compensation for damages and injuries, you should consult a lawyer and report your case within this timeframe.

How early consultation can help

Talking to a lawyer early on can have crucial benefits. For example, if you do not wait before starting a case, people involved can provide more information about the car accident. Their memories of the event are still fresh, and the passage of time has not compromised their memories.

Additionally, it helps you avoid the problem of having compromised evidence due to the passage of time. If you talk to a lawyer as soon as possible after the accident, you may file a lawsuit before your injuries completely heal or damages to evidence are fixed.

Finally, opting for an early consultation eliminates the risk of going over the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit. These are crucial advantages to remember if you seek to recover compensation for damages from the at-fault party.