Texas imposes a certain timespan in which injury victims can bring claims. These mandates, or statutes of limitation, vary somewhat according to the type of claim and the age of the victim. It’s vitally important to be fully aware of how the Texas statutes of limitation apply to your case in Dallas and to make sure to file your claim before the clock runs out to avoid nullifying your rights to compensation.
Statutes of limitation vary from state to state, as well as from cause of action (or the nature of the claim you are filling).
In Texas, the statutes of limitation on personal injury-related claims are as follows:
Failure to abide by the statutes of limitations bars your right to compensation. In other words, if you overstep the time limits, you will no longer be allowed to file a claim and you won’t be eligible for settlement funds.
This is why it’s critical to take the necessary legal steps as soon as possible after a negligence-related injury occurs or after the negligence-related death of a loved one.
Time limits can be tricky though, particularly in cases for minors or medical malpractice. If there is a delayed discovery, it might change the timeline. If you are unsure of whether or not you can file a claim, your best bet will be to discuss your case with a local injury attorney.
Injury attorneys can provide a wealth of reliable information about difficult-to-grasp legal concepts – such as statutes of limitation timetables – in a way that their clients can understand. Additionally, when someone hires an injury lawyer, he or she won’t have to keep track of these things as the attorney will do it.
For a free consultation about a personal injury or wrongful death case, call attorney Julie Johnson, serving Dallas and the surrounding areas. Contact us to schedule a case evaluation today: 214-290-8001.