Personal Injury Attorneys San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Personal Injury Law Firm Fights for Injured Clients
Texas Accident Attorneys Protect the Rights of Plaintiffs
If you have suffered injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence in San Antonio, Texas, and have decided to file a personal injury lawsuit, you should be aware of some of the state’s laws that will likely affect your case.
Statute of Limitations
In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years from the date of the injury. If you miss this deadline, the state’s civil court system will be unable to hear your case and your chance to recover damages will be lost.
The person or entity that you have filed your personal injury case against may argue that you are actually partially (or entirely) to blame for the accident that resulted in your injuries. Texas follows a modified comparative negligence rule, meaning that the amount of compensation you are entitled to receive will be reduced by an amount equal to your percentage of fault for the accident. If you’re found to be more than 50 percent to blame, you won’t be allowed to recover anything at all.
Although there is no specific statute in Texas that governs personal injury for animal bites, the state recognizes the “one-bite” rule, meaning that animal owners will be held liable for injuries caused by their animal if the injured party can prove that the owner should have known that the animal was dangerous.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to someone else’s negligent behavior in San Antonio, contact the Law Firm of Alton C. Todd online or call
770-645-8633and schedule your free initial consultation. For your convenience, we have offices at convenient locations in Friendswood and Houston, Texas. Please call today.