When you have been in a car accident, you may be feeling completely overwhelmed and frustrated with the entire process. You may be still in pain from your injuries and still shaken up from the experience. Getting the money you need to completely recover financially can be a fight from start to finish. Here is a bit about how you can claim for car accident compensation.
When to File
In Texas you have two years from the date of the car accident to file your claim. This is called the statute of limitations. If you take too long and don’t file your claim before the two years, you can be barred from bringing your case. So make sure to try and complete everything you need to do well before the statute of limitations is up.
Gather Important Documents
If you have already filed any sort of liability insurance claim against the other driver, it is important that you keep any paperwork easily accessible. If you receive any paperwork from the other party or their insurance company, keep it in a safe location. It is crucial that you don’t sign or accept any settlement offer without first speaking to a car accident attorney.
Schedule a Consultation
The next step to file a car accident claim is to contact an experienced car accident attorney. You can schedule a consultation with the attorney to get a sense whether they are a good fit for your case. During this brief meeting you will discuss the facts of your case, they can make recommendations on how to move forward in your case, and you may sign a client agreement. When you hire an attorney you don’t have to do anything but focus on your recovery. Your attorney will be able to navigate you through the rest of the legal process.