The statute of limitations is a timing restriction for filing civil lawsuits that varies by state. In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is 2 years. This means you have 2 years from the date of your injury to file a claim in court. If you miss this deadline, your claim will likely be denied, and you will be unable to pursue compensation.
The statute of limitations is in place for a reason. It protects defendants from the threat of a lawsuit for years or decades after the accident, and also helps prevent lost evidence. Witnesses will also be able to recall the facts of the incident better than they would if many years have passed. Thus, plaintiffs only have a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit in court.
The time limit begins to run on the date of the incident for which you are filing the lawsuit. While the case may be tried in court after the 2-year limit, you must file the initial lawsuit before 2 years has expired. It is important to pay attention to the timeline of your case and to seek experienced legal counsel as soon as possible. This can protect your ability to hold negligent or reckless individuals accountable in court.
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