Estatuto de Limitaciones de Lesiones Personales de Texas

El Estatuto de Limitaciones de Lesiones Personales Comunes es 2 Años

Estatuto de limitacionesEn el estado de Texas, el Estatuto de limitaciones on most personal injury claims is two years from the date that the cause of action accrues. See Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Section 16.003. A cause of action typically “accrues” at the time which an injury caused by another should be realized. In most cases, this is that date that the injury occurs, however, there are several exceptions to this rule as discussed below. The Estatuto de limitaciones es un período de tiempo definido por la ley durante el cual debe presentar una demanda o su causa de acción contra otra persona o corporación será excluida para siempre.

Excepciones al límite de tiempo del año 2 para presentar una demanda por lesiones

Estatuto de Limitación de Lesiones Personales para Niños en Texas

The law generally affords extra protection to children. They are deemed to not be mature enough to make responsible legal decisions for themselves. As a result, the two-year statute of limitations does not begin to run on the date of the injury. The two-year statute of limitations is tolled until the minor reaches the age of majority (18). Thus, when a minor sustains an injury, their statute of limitations generally does not run until their 20th birthday. However, this time can be shorter in medical malpractice claims due to tort reform restrictions. See the “medical malpractice claims” section below. This tolling provision also does not apply if the injury results in death of a minor.

Delitos sexuales contra menores

Además de lo anterior, existen ciertos otros estatutos de limitaciones para reclamos de abuso sexual y abuso against minors. Under the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 16.0045(a), A person must bring suit for personal injury not later than 15 years after the day the cause of action accrues if the injury arises as a result of conduct that violates certain provisions of Sections 21 and 43 of the Texas Penal Code that prohibit:

  • agresión sexual de un menor
  • agresión sexual agravada de un menor
  • indecencia con un menor
  • promoviendo la prostitución de un menor
  • continua agresión sexual de un menor
  • sexual trafficking of a minor

Delitos sexuales contra adultos

Sexual crimes against adults are given a longer statute of limitations, but not as long as minors. Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 16.0045(b), A person must bring suit for personal injury not later than five years after the day the cause of action accrues if the injury arises as a result of conduct that violates certain provisions of Sections 21 and 43 of the Texas Penal Code that prohibit:

  • agresión sexual de un adulto
  • asalto sexual agravado de un adulto
  • promoviendo la prostitución de un adulto
  • tráfico sexual de un adulto

Reclamaciones sujetas a la regla de descubrimiento

Certain types of injures are not readily apparent. If the injury is inherently undiscoverable–that is it is unlikely to be discovered within the two-year statue of limitations by the exercise of due diligence–a person may be able to claim the protection of the discovery rule. If the court finds that it applies, then the statute of limitations is tolled until the time upon which the injury should have been discovered int he exercise of due diligence. This, however, is a vary narrowly-tailored exception to the rule which is not intended to be applied often. See: Computer Assocs. Int'l, Inc. v. Altai, Inc., 918 SW2d 453, 455 (Tex. 1996).

Estatuto de Limitaciones en Reclamaciones de Negligencia Médica

Los casos de negligencia médica tienen muchas reglas y excepciones que pueden dificultar la determinación del estatuto de limitaciones. La regla general que debe asumir si hay tiempo es el estatuto de dos años. Sin embargo, nunca debe esperar hasta el último minuto porque hay una serie de ventajas al presentar la solicitud anticipadamente en estos casos. La regla de la minoría puede extender médica malpractice cases. However, the discovery rule has been abolished by statute in Texas with regard to medical malpractice claims. Rule 4590i did away with the discovery rule for medical malpractice cases. Now, one must assert a violation of the Texas Open Courts provision of the Texas Constitution in order to extend the statute of limitations. You should seek the advice of an attorney as soon as possible in medical malpractice cases to see what rules apply to your case.

Personal Injury Claims Against First-Party Automobile Insurance

Cuando presenta un reclamo de automovilista no asegurado, un reclamo de automovilista con seguro insuficiente o un reclamo de protección contra lesiones personales, está presentando un reclamo contra su propia compañía de seguros conforme a un contrato escrito. Si no le pagan después de presentarle su reclamo, tiene derecho a demandarlo por incumplimiento de contrato y / o declaratoria. judgment action. The statute of limitations for breach of contract and the declaratory judgment is general four years from the date of the accident. The personal injury protection claim statute of limitations is often defined by your insurance contact. They are commonly three years, but you should always check your own contract for changes or alterations.

Estatuto de Limitaciones para Reclamaciones Marítimas en Texas

Los accidentes marítimos tienen numerosos estatutos de limitaciones que pueden aplicarse según las leyes estatales y federales. La voluntad variará dependiendo de whether your case is on shore or offshore, on a waterway, dock or the ocean and other factors. Depending upon how and where your accident occurs, you case may fall under State personal injury law, state worker’s compensation laws, the federal Longshore and Harbormen’s Act, or the Jones Act. For a full explanation, please visit the following link for a full explanation of the Statute of Limitations in reclamos marítimos.

Asbestosis y reclamaciones por lesiones relacionadas con la sílice

Pursuant to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Section 16.0031, a cause of action for personal injuries or death caused by asbestosis or silica related illnesses has an extended statute of limitations. The cause of action accrues on the earlier of:

  1. la fecha de la muerte de la persona expuesta; o
  2. la fecha en que el demandante sirve a un demandado el informe requerido.

Esto significa que el estatuto de limitaciones del año 2 no comenzará a correr hasta que ocurra el primero de los dos eventos anteriores.

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