How long does the family have to file a wrongful death lawsuit?


A family has up to two years from the death of a family member to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This figure was laid down by the law and is part of the Texas statute of limitations. Cases brought to court after these two years have elapsed cannot be filed in most cases (there are a few exceptions to the rule), so it’s important to consult with a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting both justice and compensation.
Just because you have two years, does NOT mean you should wait to start your case. Over time, evidence disappears, people move away, and memories fades. The longer you wait, the harder your case will be (and the less likely an attorney can help).



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