Articles Posted in Statute of Limitations

Car accidents occur all too frequently on roads and highways in East Texas and throughout the state. Unfortunately, many of these collisions cause innocent victims to sustain serious injuries, resulting in loss of work, medical bills, and physical and emotional pain and suffering.

At the very least, an injured person may be entitled to recover compensation for his or her particular losses. But in order to achieve the best possible result, plaintiffs must comply with every applicable law and court rule. The failure to do so could result in the loss of an opportunity to be compensated for one’s injuries. In order to ensure that your case is appropriately filed, pleaded, and proved, you are encouraged to consult with an experienced injury attorney from the local East Texas area.

A recent Texas case is a good example of the need to follow local procedural laws when filing a car accident lawsuit. Here, the plaintiff alleged that she suffered injuries in an automobile accident with the defendant on July 2, 2009. She waited until February 14, 2012 to file the lawsuit. Under Section 16.003 (a) of the Texas civil procedure code, plaintiffs must bring a personal injury lawsuit no later than two years after the date on which the cause of action arises. In her complaint, the plaintiff pleaded that the defendant resided in Oklahoma. Therefore, she argued that the statute of limitations period of two years was tolled, due to the defendant’s absence from the state.

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