How Will COVID-19 Impact Statute of Limitations For Personal Injury Claims?

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As the nation grapples with the potential health impact of the new coronavirus, several legal concerns come to mind. One of which deals with time limits when filing personal injury claims. All states have a statute of limitations in place that designates how long certain individuals will have to take legal action against the negligent party who hurt them. The statute of limitations in Texas is, generally two years, giving the wrongly injured two years from the date of their accident to sue.

However, let’s consider this scenario (and it is not an uncommon one). Let’s say you were injured in a car accident, though you did not want to sue the person responsible for your injuries. So, you waited for them to get better. However, you are now approaching the two-year mark, you have not recovered, and you have no choice but to sue so you can receive the compensation you need to get better. Generally, this is not a problem, and an experienced Texas personal injury attorney could make a convincing case on your behalf. That being said, with the new coronavirus outbreak causing courts & buildings in cities and states across the country to close, what are you to do? If everyone is quarantined, how can court proceedings be conducted? Unfortunately, answers to these questions have not yet definitively been provided, however, if you have been injured, it is in your best interest to speak with our firm today. We are here to help, and we will provide you with any further information once we receive it.

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There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.