What steps can one take if they are being sued for an accident that happened 2 years ago?

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What steps can one take if they are being sued for an accident that happened 2 years ago?

It was a 2 car collision in a intersection that happened 2 years ago. The people who are being sued are the drivers of both cars and the person who is sueing is the passenger of 1 of the vehicles.

Asked on August 3, 2012 under Accident Law, Texas

Answers:

Leigh Anne Timiney / Timiney Law Firm

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

First, most states allow a two year statute of limitations for personal injuries suffered in an auto accident.  Meaning, the injured party has only two years from the date of the accident to bring a claim or lawsuit.  I would check your statute of limitations for your state first.  It is possible the injured party is bringing their claim or suit too late.  If they are within the appropriate time frame, there is not much you can do but defend the lawsuit.  Your auto insurance company may help by providing you with legal counel to defend you in the lawsuit.  I would turn the matter over to your auto insurance carrier for assistance.  

Leigh Anne Timiney / Timiney Law Firm

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

First, most states allow a two year statute of limitations for personal injuries suffered in an auto accident.  Meaning, the injured party has only two years from the date of the accident to bring a claim or lawsuit.  I would check your statute of limitations for your state first.  It is possible the injured party is bringing their claim or suit too late.  If they are within the appropriate time frame, there is not much you can do but defend the lawsuit.  Your auto insurance company may help by providing you with legal counel to defend you in the lawsuit.  I would turn the matter over to your auto insurance carrier for assistance.  


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