TEXAS STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
June 13, 2018
Texas Statute of Limitations: We have all heard that “haste makes waste,” but this may not be true when you have been injured. Whether your personal injury was caused by a car accident. A slip and fall. Or a products liability claim. You should contact our firm as soon as possible. One reason for this is that your injury starts the ticking of a legal clock. That legal clock is known as the “Texas statute of limitations.”
LIMITS THE TIME YOU CAN WAIT BEFORE BRINGING A CLAIM.
The Texas statute of limitations is nothing more than a legal rule that limits how long you may wait before bringing a claim against another person. If you do not make your claim before the Texas statute of limitations passes, Texas law may prevent you from ever doing so.
The Texas statute of limitations is followed strictly by Texas courts. If you are even a single day late, your claim may be dismissed. “Close enough” does not help with the Texas statute of limitations. In a recent Texas case, an injured woman had her claim kicked out of court completely. Simply because she brought her claim a few days after the statute of limitations had expired.
So how long does the statute of limitations allow for an injury claim? The general answer is two years from the date you were injured. However, the time may be more or less than that. Depending on the facts of the case and the way in which you were injured. To avoid any problems, contact us as soon as possible after an accident or personal injury. So that we can evaluate your case. We’ll make sure that the Texas statute of limitations’ clock doesn’t run out on you.
Finally, if you need a personal injury lawyer or a wrongful death lawyer, Joey Messina at the Messina Law Firm is here for you. Contact our legal staff if you’d like free no-obligation assistance with your case.