I think I have a personal injury case. How long do I have to file a lawsuit?
The length of time that can pass between your injury and your lawsuit is governed by the statute of limitations. Texas has a two year limit on personal injury cases. This means that if you have suffered been injured by someone else, you have two years from the date of the injury to begin a lawsuit. There are some exceptions to the statute of limitations. For instance, if a person under the age of 18 is injured, the time that he has to file a lawsuit will generally not begin to “run” until his 18th birthday. But you should always consult with an attorney to see if an exception applies to your case. There may be some good reasons to delay filing your suit until the end of your two year period. However, this determination is best made by an attorney. If you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence, contact David Todd today at (512) 472-7799.