Is there a statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim in Texas?

Yes, there is a statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim in Texas. However, it is important to note that wrongful death claims in Texas may be subject to two statutes of limitations. There is a limitations period on a claim that the deceased person could have filed that is, in most instances, two years from the date of the individual’s injuries.

There is also a limitations period on your own claim, which is usually two years from the date your parent, spouse or child died. Do not wait to seek legal counsel if you think you have a wrongful death case.

Depending on the actual facts of the claim, there could be earlier deadlines as well. As a result, it is important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible.

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