Does a wrongful death lawsuit have to be filed immediately after a death? Or is there a window of time allowed?

In all states, the Statute of Limitations sets out the parameters for what date a suit may be filed. Filing requirements are also different in certain specific situations. An example would be a shorter time frame is allowed for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in a case where a government agency was the named defendant.

In Texas, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within two years of the deceased’s death, unless there is an exception. An attorney can fill you in on those exceptions.

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