What are the deadlines for filing a lawsuit?

hour glassTexas law has created deadlines to file and serve your lawsuit in court.  The deadline is called the “statute of limitations” or “limitations period”.  Missing the statute of limitations is very serious and usually kills your case before it gets started.  Thus, it is critical to know the deadline for your particular case and what you need to do to meet your deadline.

How can I know the statute of limitations for my case?

There are different deadlines for different kinds of cases.  For example, a breach of contract case has a four year statute of limitations while an assault case has only a one year limitations period.  Generally speaking, in Texas, the statute of limitations for a personal injury case is two years from the date of the injury.  While two years is a good starting point in the analysis, it would be a mistake to simply conclude that the statute of limitations for a personal injury case is always two years; there are other factors to consider. Below we have listed common cases with details on their statute of limitations. Our advice, seek legal assistance as soon as you can!