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Is There a Statute of Limitations for Truck Accident Claims?

Is There a Statute of Limitations for Truck Accident Claims?

When to File Your Truck Accident Claim

Traffic reports show that Texas is one of the states with the highest rates of fatal truck accidents per year, consistently averaging over 500. With so many accidents comes frustration and stress over when and how to file a claim for the damages and injuries sustained - a stress that can only increase should a passenger pass away or if you’re filing on behalf of a loved one who died in the crash.

Statute of Limitations

While it’s usually best to file these claims right away when all the details are still fresh in your mind, Texas allows for a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the accident. This allows times for the injured parties to accumulate medical bills, reports of lost wages, and any other damages that may have resulted from this incident.

To go even further, should a passenger or the driver die from injuries in the accident, the two year statute of limitations marks from the death date instead of the accident date.

How to File Your Claim

In addition to filing a police report with the Texas Department of Public Safety, the most efficient way to file a truck accident claim is with the help of an experienced truck accident attorney. They will help you gather the necessary information and provide guidance on what steps you can take to file your claim. Should your case have to go to court, they could also make a statement on your behalf.

Hire the San Antonio Truck Accident Attorneys

The team at The Law Offices of George P. Escobedo & Associates, PLLC will aggressively fight for your right to safety on the roads and combat truck drivers’ negligence. Our firm has thousands of successful case results and can help you receive maximum compensation for your case. Call (210) 807-3178 to schedule a consultation - available in both English and Spanish.

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