Will COVID-19 Impact the Statute of Limitations For Personal Injury Claims in Texas?
With all the uncertainty floating around in recent times relating to the new coronavirus, one of the most pressing issues relates to those who have been injured in auto or slip and fall accidents who waited to sue in the hopes that their injury will heal, their injury didn’t heal, and they are now approaching the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, generally two years, giving the wrongly injured two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the party who injured them. However, with stores, courts, and various other aspects of our lives closing down temporarily, one pressing question presents itself: what happens if someone who waited to sue and is now approaching the statute of limitations is quarantined or contracts the virus?
Since these people are generally directed to stay inside and avoid contact with others, if they miss the statute of limitations, will they still be allowed to sue? The answer to this question remains unclear, however, we hope that the state will extend its statute of limitations to better accommodate all those who have been negatively impacted by the virus. We cannot guarantee this will happen, however, as soon as we have a definitive answer, we will let you know. For any other questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced Texas personal injury attorney today.
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