When a personal injury or wrongful death occurs, there is a statute that limits the time period for which a person or an estate can bring a lawsuit against the at-fault party. This is known as a “Statute of Limitations”.
The Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Chapter 16.03 provides our answer to the statute of limitations for all personal injury and wrongful death actions in Texas:
Sec. 16.003. TWO-YEAR LIMITATIONS PERIOD. (a) Except as provided by Sections 16.010, 16.0031, and 16.0045, a person must bring suit for trespass for injury to the estate or to the property of another, conversion of personal property, taking or detaining the personal property of another, personal injury, forcible entry and detainer, and forcible detainer not later than two years after the day the cause of action accrues.