Labor Day Car Accidents in Texas: What All Injured Passengers Must Know
This Labor Day, there is a very good chance that you will be carpooling to celebrate the holiday at your friend or relative’s house. That being said, Labor Day, as with most other holidays, leads to a high volume of traffic on the roads, which, unfortunately, almost always leads to more car accidents. That being said, if you are someone who has been injured as a passenger in your friend/relative’s car, there is a very good chance you are now unsure of how to proceed. Fortunately, there is a way forward. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Texas personal injury attorney to learn more about injured passenger accidents and how we can help you through the process ahead.
Will I have to sue my friend or relative if I am injured as a passenger in his or her car?
If you are injured as a passenger in, say, your best friend’s car, the last thing you want to do is sue your friend. However, this does not change the simple fact that you were severely injured and require financial compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, and more. Fortunately, you should be relieved to learn that we can file a lawsuit without costing your friend a dime. This is because instead of suing your friend directly, our firm will sue your friend’s insurance company, enabling you to recover the compensation you need without hurting your friend at all.
What is the statute of limitations for car accident claims in Texas?
If you are injured in a car accident, especially as a passenger in your friend/relative’s car, you may simply wish to wait to see if your injuries heal on their own before taking legal action against him or her. That being said, this is seldom a good idea, as there is a statute of limitations in place that dictates the amount of time an individual has to sue the party responsible for their injuries. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, generally, two years, which means that you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party.
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.