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Stalwart & Committed Trial Attorneys Representing Victims in Texas

Our team of Texas trial attorneys at Matthews & Associates is dedicated to providing legal support and representation to individuals who have suffered injuries due to the negligence or malice of others in cases involving personal injury, defective products, and instances of sexual assault or abuse. 

At Matthews & Associates, we understand the complexities of the legal process. Our unwavering commitment is to guide and support you every step of the way. Our mission is to advocate for those who have suffered harm or loss.

Our team of Texas trial attorneys is fully prepared to provide the legal assistance, support, and guidance necessary for your case.

To schedule a free initial case consultation, call (888) 923-7001 today.


The Statutes of Limitations for Filing Claims in Texas

The term "statute of limitations" refers to the timeframe in which legal action must be initiated. The length of this period can vary depending on the nature of the incident. In Texas, for personal injury cases, there is generally a two-year window from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. Similarly, in defective product cases, the lawsuit must typically be initiated within two years from the date of injury. However, it's important to note the "discovery rule," which allows the period to start when the victim becomes aware (or reasonably should have become aware) of the injury.

For sexual assault and abuse cases, the statute of limitations is quite different. Texas law generally allows survivors of sexual assault to file a civil lawsuit within five years of the assault. However, if the victim was a minor at the time of the assault, the five-year limit does not start until the victim turns 18. Navigating these timelines can be complex, and it is advisable to seek legal guidance to understand how these limits may apply to your specific circumstances.

Throughout the process, it's essential to maintain open communication with your attorney. We can assist in negotiating a settlement or represent you in court if necessary. Remember, every case is unique, so the approach will likely vary based on the specifics of your situation. Matthews & Associates is here to guide you through the process and help you advocate for your rights.

Please note that this advice is general in nature, and specific cases may require different strategies based on the nuances of Texas law. Therefore, it is always recommended to consult a legal professional for personalized advice.

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Forms of Compensation Available to Victims in Texas

Victims of personal injury, defective product incidents, or sexual assault and abuse may be eligible for multiple types of compensation in Texas.

Economic damages are typically the most straightforward type of compensation, designed to reimburse victims for the financial impact of their experience, such as medical bills, therapy and counseling costs, lost wages, and future loss of earning capacity.

In addition to these, noneconomic damages may be awarded to compensate for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and mental anguish. These are more subjective and can vary significantly from case to case.

In certain circumstances, punitive damages may also be awarded. Unlike economic and noneconomic damages, which aim to compensate the victim, punitive damages are designed to penalize the at-fault party for particularly egregious or malicious conduct and deter similar behavior in the future.

Understanding these different forms of compensation can be complex, and the nature of your case will significantly influence what compensation you may be entitled to. We can provide guidance and help you navigate these complexities. 

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How to File a Successful Claim in Texas

Filing a successful claim in Texas requires a systematic approach, starting with understanding the nature of the incident and identifying any applicable laws or regulations. 

First and foremost, it's vital to gather all relevant information regarding the incident in question, including the time and place it occurred, the parties involved, and any witnesses. This also includes securing any available physical evidence or documentation that can substantiate your claim.

You should then consult a legal professional who can provide you with advice on how to proceed with your claim. We can help you understand the legal landscape, interpret the significance of your evidence, and assist you in preparing a compelling case.

It is important to note that filing the claim is a time-sensitive process. In Texas, different types of claims have different statutes of limitations. It is crucial to file your claim promptly to increase its chances of success.

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Matthews & Associates: Texas Trial Lawyers Committed to Making Things Right

You don't have to navigate the legal process of seeking justice and compensation alone. Matthews & Associates is here to assist you.

If you're unsure about the validity of your claim or the best course of action, we encourage you to get in touch and schedule a free initial case consultation with one of our experienced trial lawyers in Texas. During this meeting, we can delve into the details of your situation and provide guidance on potential steps forward.

It's important to note that we work on a contingency basis, meaning we only charge fees if we win your case. Our mission is to make high-quality legal assistance accessible to everyone. Remember, you have rights, and we are dedicated to helping you advocate for them.

Your fight is our fight, and together, we can pursue the justice you deserve.

To schedule a free initial case consultation, call (888) 923-7001 or contact us online.

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