The Statute of Limitations in Texas

Nov 7, 2022 | Consumer Information

The article was Last Updated on

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.

Not sure about your legal options? Our team can listen to your story and let you know what your options may be. There’s no cost to speak with us, and we’re available 24/7.

Statute of Limitations in texas
Refrences:
  [1]: https://www.overture services .com/d/search/p/about/whatisppc/

CONTACT HOUSTON’S PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER, WALKER TEXAS LAWYER FOR HELP

For more information, contact Houston’s accident law firm of Walker Texas Lawyer by calling (713) 552-1117.

Walker Texas Lawyer
3100 Timmons Ln Suite #401
Houston, TX 77027

Walker Texas Lawyer – Pasadena
4008 Vista Rd Suite #202B
Pasadena, TX 77504

CALL

(713) 552-1117

FOR A FREE CONSULTATION

FAQ Resources

Follow US

Our Offices

Houston

Walker Texas Lawyer - (Principal Office)

3100 Timmons Ln Suite 401
Houston, Tx 77027

Directions

Call: (713) 552-1117

Houston - Montrose Location

Walker Texas Lawyer - (Montrose Location)

2238 Richmond Avenue
Houston, Tx 77098

Directions

Call: (713) 280-7985

Pasadena

Walker Texas Lawyer - (Pasadena Office)

4008 Vista Rd Suite 202A
Pasadena, TX 77504

Directions

Call: (281) 545-5158

Texas City

Walker Texas Lawyer Arena

9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, Tx 77591

Directions

Call: (713) 331-6848

GET YOUR FREE CASE EVALUATION

 

Areas We Serve

Walker Texas Lawyer is located in Houston, just off the southwest freeway near the corner of Edloe St and West Alabama St. We serve clients throughout Texas. Injured in a car, motorcycle, offshore, or industrial accident? We can help you get the compensation you deserve. The following are some areas we serve:

  • Jefferson County, TX
  • Katy, TX
  • Lake Jackson, TX
  • League City, TX
  • Missouri City, TX
  • Montgomery County, TX
  • Pasadena, TX
  • Pearland, TX
  • Richmond, TX
  • Santa Fe, TX
  • Seabrook, TX
  • Splendora, TX
  • Spring , TX
  • Sugar Land, TX
  • Texas City, TX
  • Tomball, TX
  • The Woodlands, Tx

About Walker Texas Lawyer

James Walker - Walker Texas Lawyer James Walker is a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, Texas. He has over 40 years of legal experience and has helped over 25,000 clients. This means he has demonstrated his extensive knowledge of legal procedures. He knows how to handle insurance companies. If insurance companies refuse to give you a fair shake, they will take the insurance companies to court. He knows the law inside and out. He knows what he’s doing.

Walker will try to settle your case without going to court. But if that doesn’t work, he is ready and prepared to take your case before a judge. He is Houston’s Personal Injury Lawyer for a reason; he will fight for you, seek the maximum compensation on your behalf, and make sure you get what you deserve after an accident.