Injury Lawyers : Texas Car Accident Statute of Limitations

If you have been involved in a car accident, your case will be subjected to the statute of limitations as defined by the State of Texas. Effectively, the statute of limitations is a period of two years starting on the date of your accident within which you must pursue legal action. Failure to seek legal action within this two year time period will result in forfeiture of your right to file a lawsuit against the defendant who caused your accident, and their insurance company.truck accident lawyers san antonio

Exceptions to of the statute of limitations

There are several exceptions to the statute of limitations. With regard to motor vehicle accidents, the only common exception would be an extension of the statute of limitations when a minor child is inured in the accident.

In the event that a child suffers an injury in a car accident in the State of Texas, the statute is extended to two years following the child’s 18th birthday. In other words, the statute no longer begins at the date of the accident, rather it begins on the day the child becomes an adult. This scenario primarily applies to an instance where a child’s parents never went through with any legal action on their behalf.

However, a child’s parents can hire a personal injury lawyer on the child’s behalf before the child becomes an adult.

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