What does tolling the statute of limitations mean?

October 30, 2009

In most cases, the statute of limitations on a Texas personal injury lawsuit begins to run as soon as you incur your injury. There are times, however, when the statute of limitations is “tolled.”

When the statute of limitations is tolled, that means there is a delay before the clock starts ticking. The time limit is temporarily suspended, giving the plaintiff more than the usual 2 years within which to file their Texas personal injury lawsuit.

A statute of limitations is only tolled under very specific circumstances. One instance is when a child is injured. In those cases, the statute of limitations does not begin to run until the child reaches the age of 18. The statute of limitations may also be tolled in cases where the injured person is mentally impaired or is a member of the military who must leave state.

Fears | Nachawati is a Texas personal injury law firm. To receive free legal advice from a Texas personal injury lawyer, contact us today. Simply email us at info@fnlawfirm.com or call our toll-free number at 1.866.705.7584.

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