Generally, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed in the proper court within two years of the date of the accident.
In Texas, there are specific procedural rules that dictate where to file a personal injury lawsuit. But, generally, a plaintiff must file the lawsuit in the county in which the accident occurred.
It is always recommended to consult with an experienced attorney before making any decisions regarding your injuries. If, however, you have already been speaking with an insurance company, defendant or other third party about your injuries or accident, you are strongly encouraged to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney immediately. Failure to do so may delay the resolution of your claim, prevent you from recovering all of the compensation to which you are entitled, or bar your claim entirely.
You may be entitled to recover damages for past and future medical expenses, past and future pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of work income, loss of future earning capacity, loss of consortium, loss of household services, and punitive damages if certain conditions are met.
The duration of the lawsuit can depend on several factors, including whether the case can be settled without the need for a trial, the number of plaintiffs and defendants involved, the complexity of the matter, the amount of lawsuit discovery required, the number of cases on the court’s docket, and numerous other factors. Some of our cases are tried to a jury within twelve months, but the majority last between one and two years depending on the circumstances of the individual case.