WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER AN AUTO ACCIDENT WITH AN UNINSURED DRIVER IN TEXAS?
March 31, 2021
Though all auto accidents are stressful, if you have been in a car accident with an uninsured motorist, you may not know where to go from here. Fortunately, our experienced Texas personal injury attorney is here to help. Please read on and reach out to our Odessa firm to learn more about how we can guide you through the claims process going forward.
How Do Most Car Accidents Happen in Texas?
Car accidents can happen for several reasons, though you may not be surprised to learn that most of them can be avoided by taking simple precautions. The most prevalent causes of car accidents in today’s day and age include texting while driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while drowsy, and speeding. If you have been injured in an accident because a motorist was doing any of the aforementioned, you most likely qualify for compensation.
Can I Sue if I Have Been Injured in An Accident with An Uninsured Motorist?
Though the state of Texas does not require motorists to purchase uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, our firm suggests it is always best to do so. Since you cannot sue someone’s insurance company if they do not have one, uninsured motorist coverage allows you to file a claim with your own insurance company so you can retain the compensation you need to get back on your feet again.
Our firm can work to uncover various types of evidence to maximize your chances of winning compensation to make a full recovery. For example, we can subpoena security camera footage, utilize police reports of the incident, medical documents detailing the extent of your injuries, witness testimony, and more all to prove your claim.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit for An Injury in Texas?
People in Texas must abide by the statute of limitations, which is the amount of time you have to take legal action against a negligent party. Since the statute of limitations is two years, you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue. Do not wait any longer than two years, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing.
Contact Our Experienced Texas Firm
No matter your circumstances, if you have been injured in a car accident in Texas, you need not suffer alone–our firm is here to help you through every step of the legal process so that you can focus solely on what matters most: healing, so you can live a happy, productive life for years to come. If you are ready to move forward with your personal injury claim, all you have to do is reach out to The Law Offices of Steve Brannan today and we will begin the claims process.