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Tolling And Statute Of Limitation

Child Injury Victims Have Legal Rights

In the state of Texas, the statute of limitations for civil suits resulting from an injury to a child does not begin to take effect until that child reaches the age of 18, except in cases of medical malpractice.

Therefore, if a certain injury has a two-year statute of limitations, and the child receives the injury at age 10, they have until they are 20 to bring forward their case.

For minors under 12 in cases involving medical malpractice, the suit must be filed by the date of the minor's 14th birthday, according to Texas law.

Sometimes, it can take years to determine if an injury has healed improperly. In other cases - such as with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or with certain neuropsychological injuries - symptoms may not even appear until long after the accident. In cases of lead paint exposure or other exposure to toxins, the effects aren't seen for years.

Diagnosis after so much time has passed can be complicated, and the process of determining responsibility is not one that the insurance companies will help with. Your help is right here. Contact Smith & Hassler today. We handle cases in Houston and throughout Texas.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney with Our Firm

If your child has suffered a personal injury, Smith & Hassler is on your side. An experienced personal injury attorney will assist you or your loved one. Call (713) 739-1250 for your free personal injury consultation today.

Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don't pay us unless you win.