If you have been struck by a vehicle while walking down the street in Texas, you may be eligible to receive compensation. However, you will need to make sure your claim is filed before the pedestrian accident statute of limitations expires. Contact experienced Austin personal injury trial attorney Daniel R. Smith to schedule a free consultation.
Pedestrian Accident Statute of Limitations | Claim Deadline
You have two years from the date of the accident to either bring your claim or have it settled. This is not a loose time limit. It is hard and final. If you try to bring a claim a day after two years, you will be barred from compensation altogether. Just because you have two years to file the claim, doesn’t mean you should take that whole time to talk to an attorney. The sooner you talk to an Austin pedestrian accident lawyer, the more time you have to strengthen your case which will ensure you have the best possible result.
Pedestrian Accident Statute of Limitations | Dealing with the Insurance Company
The ones who have a role in pointing blame at you is the liable party’s insurance company. They have a job to protect their own interests, which is saving money. They will try their very best to reduce or eliminate your claim. If they call you shortly after the accident asking for a statement about the accident. If you value your claim, you should not give them any details about what happened. They aren’t actually trying to be helpful. They are trying to trip you up and get you to say something that would give them a reason to withhold the compensation that you fully deserve. When they call you, tell them that they can ask the questions they need to through your attorney.
When you are injured in a pedestrian accident, it can stir up a lot of trouble in your life. You might not be able to return to normal day-to-day life and that can be hard on you and your family. We will do everything I can to get you the most compensation possible. Please call Austin pedestrian accident lawyer Daniel Smith today for a free consultation. We will be glad to take your call and go over your case in detail so that you feel supported and educated about your case.