A statute of limitations is the amount of time an injured party has to file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations on personal injury claims in Texas is two years from the date of injury. After two years have passed, the victims cannot legally seek damages from the people who injured them—even if they are rightfully owed compensation.
However, there are a few exceptions that can extend the two-year deadline:
If the injured party is a minor. If an underage child is injured in a Texas auto accident, the statute of limitations can be extended to two years after the child’s 18th birthday.
If the victim is physically or mentally incapacitated. If the injured party is unable to file a claim because he was in a coma or mentally impaired as a result of the accident, the filing date may be extended until he awakens or until someone in his family is able to file on his behalf.
Wrongful death. If someone you love was killed in a Texas truck accident, you have a longer period of time to pursue a case against the trucking company. The case must still be filed within a two-year term; however, the resolution deadline may be extended.
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