Question: When should I make a claim?

Every state has its own “statute of limitations” that places a time limit on when a person can pursue legal actions in relation to wrongful conduct or negligence. In Louisiana, a person has up to one year to make a personal injury claim following the date of the accident. Medical malpractice claimed can be filed one year after the accident or within one year of discovering a condition that appeared as result of medical malpractice. In no event can such claims be filed more than 3 years from the date of the accident.

In Texas, a person has up to two years from the date of an accident to make a claim.

However, the longer you wait to file a claim, the less likely you are to receive the fair compensation that you are entitled to. In all cases, the best course of action is to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

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