Asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Texas

Q: Does a person mentally disabled have different statue of limitations when suing a company for deformities/injuries

Does a mental disability lengthen the statue of limitations in a lawsuit when the plaintiff is disabled

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered

A: A Texas attorney is qualified to answer your question, as statutes of limitations are generally governed by state law. However, your post remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to arrange a consult with a Texas attorney, keep in mind that as a general matter, statutes of limitations can be suspended (the clock stops ticking) for a number of reasons. These COULD ("could" because it hinges on specific state law - it is not universal across the United States) include infancy, mental illness, or "discovery" in a medical malpractice case. Contact a Texas attorney without delay and discuss your situation in detail with them. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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