The Statute of Limitations in Texas

Nov 7, 2022

What is the Statute of Limitations?

The statute of limitations is the time period during which a person can file a lawsuit. In Texas, the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is two years from the date of the injury. This means that if you were injured in a car accident on January 1, 2020, you would have until January 1, 2022 to file a lawsuit.

There are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if the victim is under 18 years old, they have until they turn 20 to file a lawsuit. If the crime was committed by a government employee, you have 1 year to file a lawsuit. If the crime was committed against a child, you have until the child turns 18 to file a lawsuit.

However, it is generally best to file a lawsuit as soon as possible after an injury occurs. If you wait too long, you may be barred from bringing a claim altogether.

Statute of Limitations in Texas

Why is it Important to File Within the Statute of Limitations?

If you wait too long to file your lawsuit, you may be barred from bringing a claim altogether. This is because courts want cases to be resolved while witnesses are still alive and memories are fresh. Additionally, evidence may be lost or destroyed over time. For these reasons, it’s important to speak with an attorney as soon after your accident as possible to ensure that your claim is filed within the applicable statute of limitations.

In Texas, the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is two years from the date of the injury. This means that if you were injured in a car accident on January 1, 2020, you would have until January 1, 2022 to file a lawsuit. If you wait too long to file your lawsuit, you may be barred from bringing a claim altogether. Therefore, it’s important to speak with an attorney as soon after your accident as possible to ensure that your claim is filed within the applicable statute of limitations.

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