Experienced Auto Accident Attorneys in Texas
If you are a driver or passenger who has recently been involved in an auto accident in Texas, it is very important to know your rights and act upon them in a timely manner. It is important to know what to expect should you decide to file a claim for your injuries or for damage to your personal property.
Car Accidents and Texas Law
If you are involved in an accident in Texas that results in personal injury and intend to file a lawsuit against a negligent driver, there are several state laws that are important to know and understand. First and foremost, you need to be aware that our state imposes a filing deadline for all civil personal injury cases. This is referred to as a statute of limitations.
The statute of limitations in Texas personal injury cases is two years from the date of the accident. You must file any lawsuit with the appropriate branch of the state’s civil court system, as set forth in Texas Civil Practice Code, section 16.001.
Auto insurance plays a role in nearly every claim following an accident. Whether you are filing a claim with your own carrier or pursuing third-party settlement on the at-fault driver’s policy, you need to understand how the law works. It is very important for you to contact an attorney who is experienced in these types of car crash or truck crash cases.
Under our state’s system, any person with a valid personal injury or property damage claim is free to pursue a claim of liability against a negligent driver. Texas also imposes minimum auto insurance coverages for those who hold licenses and register their cars in-state. The minimums are as follows:
Bodily Injury: $30,000 per person, $60,000 per accident
Property Damage: $25,000 per accident
Unlike some other states, drivers in Texas are not required to carry uninsured or under-insured driver protection, although it is highly recommended that you do.
Insurance Settlements – What You Should Know
It is not uncommon for the negligent driver’s insurance carrier to attempt to saddle you with the weight of responsibility in an accident. Even if you think you might have had some degree of fault, you should never agree to a settlement or walk away from a potential settlement without knowing your rights or seeking legal help with your case. Insurance companies are quick to offer sub-par settlements that will not cover all your personal expenses after an accident.
Regardless of the severity or extent of the accident, it is imperative that you contact a qualified attorney and discuss the details of your case right away. We at the law offices of Joyce Stamp Lilly would like to offer you the opportunity to have your case reviewed with a qualified Texas car accident attorney. The call and advice are both free, and we do not impose a fee for an initial consultation.
Let us assess your case and help you determine the actual cause of the accident and who may be responsible. We will help you understand your rights, and tirelessly pursue the best and most appropriate settlement for your injuries. To find out more (or to schedule a free initial consultation), call 713-759-6430 today.
July 3, 2017 12:36 pm
Categories: Personal Injury