How long does Texas Law allow to file a Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit?
November 26, 2018 - Spinal Cord Injury
The statute of limitations in Texas for a spinal cord injury is 2 years. That means you have 2 years from the date of an injury to file suit against those whose negligence or recklessness caused it. There are instances in which this 2 year period can be extended. If you were in an accident, went in for a medical examination, was given a clean bill of health, and only later discovered that you suffered a spinal cord injury, then a judge can rule that the statute of limitations begins at the time you were informed of your condition.
Spinal cord injuries are not as rare as many people think. It is estimated that there are 17,500 new spinal cord injuries each year and that nearly a quarter of a million Americans lives with such an injury.
If you live with a spinal cord injury, your every waking moment is a struggle. These types of injuries are considered catastrophic not only because of what they do to the body but also because of what they do to the lives and families of people who have them. Your spinal cord injury may have put you out of a good-paying job. It may have forced you to spend months in a hospital and even more time in rehabilitation. It may have also driven you into debt.
The pain, suffering, anxiety, and anguish suffered by you and your family are grounds for a lawsuit against the person responsible for the accident and injury. To get the compensation you deserve you must hire a spinal cord injury attorney with the right experience and expertise.
Juan Reyna is a native Texan who has been fighting for Texas families for nearly 2 decades. Juan Reyna has handled and successfully won verdicts and settlements for a range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, slip and fall, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death, brain injury, and spinal injury cases. If you are working on behalf of a Spanish-speaking loved one who has suffered a spinal injury, Juan Reyna can offer to communicate directly with your relative or friend in Spanish.
The important thing is to get started on the case straight away. The longer you delay the harder it will be to locate and gather all of the evidence needed to prove your case. The memories of eyewitnesses fade and become unreliable under cross-examination. Medical records disappear owing to administrative purges. Evidence and photos of the accident scene become misplaced. Then there is the statute of limitations. Even if you were not told straightaway about the severity of the injury, the defense will still try to have your lawsuit thrown out if it has passed the 2-year mark.
You should neither delay nor be frightened off. You can get justice. Juan has helped a great many families like yours get the compensation they deserve from insurance companies and other powerful entities. When the law is on your side, no amount of money or influence can protect the other side. You need a fighter. You need someone who will pursue your interests with energy, skill, integrity, and compassion.
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