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Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents

I was in a car accident 5 months ago. Is it too late to hire an attorney? My neck and back have been hurting ever since.

- HG, Texas

Answer:

In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is two years, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003(a). If you were injured in an accident five months ago, you would fall within that statute of limitations, however, to find out if you have a valid claim you should speak with an attorney to go over the specific details of your car accident.



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