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How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

There is a general rule in Texas that you have two years. But there are also notice requirements that are important. For instance, some claims like a claim against a governmental entity, whether it’s a federal or local or state entity, the government has to give you permission to sue them.

You’re not really allowed to sue the government, they’ve got immunity. But in certain situations, they’ll give you permission if you follow certain rules. And one of the rules is you’ve to give them notice within 180 days of the injury. And if you don’t give them a full notice and tell them what all they did wrong, and what all of your damages are, in that first 180 days, then you’re going to be barred from suing them later.