There is almost always a statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit against another party. The statute of limitations is the time limit a person has to file a complaint in court against the person or business that caused their injury. If a person fails to file the lawsuit within this time period, he will be barred from having a court hear his claim for damages. It is important to understand these deadlines to be sure to get the compensation you deserve.
The Statute of Limitations for Drunk Driving Crashes in Texas
In Texas, the time period for filing a lawsuit in a drunk driving crash is generally two years from the date of the crash. This two-year time limit applies to the following damages you could recover from the drunk driver:
damages to your vehicle and other property in the vehicle that may have been damaged by a drunk driver.
medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and any other expenses you incur as a result of the crash.
damages you suffer—such as medical expenses, lost wages and future wages, and pain and suffering—as a result of a family member being killed in a drunk driving crash.
Sometimes the deadline to sue is very clear. But what happens if you didn’t realize you had serious brain damage or your back injuries worsened over time? Texas law provides that you may have two years from the date you should have reasonably discovered your injuries to file a lawsuit in these situations.
Have You Or A Loved One Been Injured By A Drunk Driver?
If you've been injured by a drunk driver in Texas you need to speak with an experienced drunk driver injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Colleyville office directly at 817.485.8888 to schedule your free consultation.