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February 16, 2018

How long do I have to file a motorcycle accident case?

If you were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, the statute of limitations dictates how long you have to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party to seek compensation for medical bills and other damages.

Statute of limitation laws vary by state. In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases—which includes motorcycle accident cases—is just two years.

This means would-be plaintiffs have two years from the date of the accident to file their lawsuit.

Waiting too long to file a lawsuit can have devastating consequences. When the statute of limitations expires, accident victims lose their right to pursue a legal remedy. Because the complaint is too old, a judge can throw out the case without a second look.

Even if the statute of limitation hasn't expired, waiting too long to take legal action can still negatively impact your motorcycle accident case. In personal injury cases, time is the enemy of evidence. As days, weeks, and months pass, evidence can be contaminated, degraded, or lost; witnesses can move or forget what they saw; and the scene of the accident can completely change.

Don't let inaction rob you of your ability to take legal action and fight for the compensation and the justice you deserve after being injured in a motorcycle crash.

Were You Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident that wasn't your fault, you may be eligible for the following types of compensation:

  • Past and future medical bills related to the accident
  • Property damage to your motorcycle
  • Lost wages if you had to take time off from work to recover from your accident-related injuries
  • Loss of earning potential if your motorcycle crash injuries were permanently disabling
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Starring or disfigurement
  • Reduced quality of life

The award-winning personal injury attorneys with McGartland Law can help you understand your legal rights and options, and walk you through every step of the litigation process. Contact McGartland Law today to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation initial analysis of your motorcycle accident case.

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