How Long after an Accident Can You File a Personal Injury Claim?

Types of Accidents

While there are two types of injuries, acute and overuse injuries, there is a limitless list of how these injuries occur. 

  • One single event, traumatic to the person, known as an acute injury if severe enough, can cause mounting medical bills and loss of wages in addition to a mound of other costs due to the injury. 
  • An overuse injury is more common than an acute injury that many people experience every day, such as but not limited to a fracture, a sprain, joint dislocations, pulled muscles, tendons, and more. 

You can seek compensation for both types of injuries if the injury was severe enough and caused by another person’s negligent acts. These acute injuries, caused by a host of reasons, such as accidents and violent acts. 

Common types of accidents that happen every day are abrasions, lacerations, dislocations, sprains, strains, non-serious burns, fractures, and the more severe the injury, the more significant the challenge for recovery and healing. The greater the damage, the more costly recovery becomes. Condition setbacks and complications are a strong possibility. 

We see that most accidents happen due to other people’s negligence. The most important thing to remember is that if you suffered injuries because of someone’s negligence, you need an accident/injury attorney’s assistance. You did not ask for this glitch in your life. It is a fact that you were in the wrong place at the wrong time and received injuries due to someone’s negligence. 
 

What Costs Can I Expect Because of My Accident?

Your attorney will help you recoup a fair and adequate settlement to help you pay for your accident expenses. 
Expenses depend on your accident and the injuries your accident caused. Costs could include some or all of the following and are not limited to these few examples.

  • Medical bills
  • Treatments
  • Hospital admission
  • Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy
  • In-home nursing care
  • Rehabilitation Care
  • Loss of Job
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of property
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement

If you are suffering injuries from an accident caused by a negligent person, you will need much assistance paying for costs associated with your injuries. Severe injuries can come in the form of,

  • Burns
  • Closed head injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Fractures
  • Loss of limbs
  • Spinal cord injuries

Taking all these costs into consideration, why should you not file a settlement claim? You did not ask for these injuries and all the emotional and physical upset this accident caused. Filing settlement claims is the main reason people carry insurance. However, insurance companies try not to pay the injured any more money than they must. 

We believe you are due a fair and adequate settlement to pay for what someone else did. Maybe that person made a mistake, but you never should pay for someone’s mistake or feel embarrassed that you are filing a lawsuit. Our skilled attorneys go to work on your behalf to get you the compensation you need to pay your bills until wholly healed if that is possible.

Negligence comes in many forms such as, 

  • A drunk driver causes you an accident on the roadway.
  • A doctor makes a wrong diagnosis, orders improper treatment, operations, medication.
  • An employee does not cone or place a warning sign on a slippery, wet floor, and you fall and injury yourself.
  • A product malfunctions and causes you injuries

When injured in an accident, the first thing you need to do is get medical help. Allow the doctors to stabilize your condition. Try to get as many pictures of your accident site as possible. If you cannot do this, assign a trusted advocate to take pictures. Give us a call as soon as possible or have an advocate call us. Our first consultation is a free no-obligation consult.Time is of the essence.

Accident Lawsuits in the State of Texas

Each state has specific laws regarding the time frame they allow you to file a settlement claim for injuries sustained in an accident by another person’s negligence. Texas says if you sustain a personal injury, you must file your lawsuit within two years of the date of your accident. 

The effects of injuries in an accident may not show for weeks, months, or even a year. It is so important to call us as soon as you can after your accident. All we want you to do is rest and heal. We start working for you and will do the following.
Investigate your case.

  • Calculate all your accident-related expenses.
  • File all paperwork.
  • Communicate with insurance companies, witnesses, negligent parties
  • Consult expert witnesses
  • Research the laws
  • Prepare for court
  • Present the extent of your injuries
  • Prepare dispositions
  • Work hard for a fair and just settlement.
  • Keep you informed and answer all your questions

Call Us Today to Help You Get the Settlement You Deserve

Never represent yourself in a court of law. Please, call the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant. Mr. Bryant is a skilled and experienced attorney who will navigate the Texas laws for you. Your responsibility is to heal and get well as soon as you can. Leave all the work and worry to us. 

We believe in a No-Fee Guarantee, which means we do not get paid if we do not win your settlement. We stand ready to take your call and cannot go to work for you until you call us at

713-973-8888

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When your injuries are severe and damaging, costing you time and money, you need to explore your legal options through one of our skilled injury attorneys to file a compensation claim.

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