What Is the Statute of Limitations in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful death cases in Houston fall under the area of personal injury law. As such, they have the same statute of limitations as other personal injury cases. This is the time limit loved ones have to file their lawsuit. In Texas, the statute of limitations on wrongful death claims is two years from the date of the death.

There are some exceptions to this, such as if family members only learn of someone else’s negligence sometime after the death occurs. However, most wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within two years or loved ones will lose their right to receive any compensation for the death.