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TEXAS

Negligence / Personal Injury
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Wrongful Death
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Medical Malpractice
2 Years with Discovery Rule to a maximum of 10 years. Minors: under 12 to age 14.
Malpractice (Other Professions)
Products Liability
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Intentional Torts
1 Year
Fraud
4 Years for debt, fraud, or breach of fiduciary duty.
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
Waived, but notice required within 6 months of occurrence.
Discovery Rule
Standard rule applies in Texas.
Comparative Negligence
Proportionate responsibility rule adopted. Claimant may not recover damages if percentage of responsibility is greater than 50%.
Damages are reduced in proportion to amount of responsibility attributed to settling persons.
Charitable Immunity
Limited by statute but does not apply to reckless or intentional conduct.
Disabilities
SOL does not run until insane or infant (18th birthday) no longer disabled.
Punitive Damages
Must establish liability for damages by clear and convincing evidence. Caps: Two times the amount of economic damages, plus amount equal to any non-economic damages found by jury not to exceed $750,000 or in the alternative, $200,000 total exemplary damages. *General Note: All Texas statutes of limitation extended to next business day if last day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday.
No-Fault Insurance
None
Note
General Note: All Texas statutes of limitation extended to next business day if last day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday.
Consumer Fraud Complaint
Texas Office of Attorney General, Consumer Protection
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/consumer/index.shtml
(800) 621-0508 (Consumer Fraud Hotline)

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