Nashville, TN asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas

Q: Is there a time limit on when u can take someone to court after a car accident?

I was pregnant and incarcerated in Tx on my way to a doctors appointment when the escorting officer wrecked. When the police came on the scene the officer had lied being one situation. The entire cause of the accident was put off on the elderly woman behind us. Which wasnt true. The officer escorting me was the cause of the accident. She ran into the car in front of her then the lady behind us slammed into us. But the big issue is the officer never buckled me in. She wouldnt let me go with the paramedics on the scene. I started having sever shoulder pain after the accident and currently still do. My only issue is i was incarcerated for 2 yrs. I tried reaching out to attorneys but no luck. What can i do.?

1 Lawyer Answer
Grant Gerleman
Grant Gerleman
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Addison, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Unfortunately the statute of limitations for negligence claims is 2 years. Claims against a Texas governmental entity also have special notice provisions. If you are past the two year time-frame, then it is likely that your claims would be barred.

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