Your Rights if Injured by the Government
I was injured in an accident in which the government was at fault. Do I have any rights?
Yes, but you must act quickly.
Many adults injured in Texas know a lawsuit should be filed within two years of their injury to avoid losing their rights. Fewer people know that if their claim is against the government, they need to notify the government much sooner to avoid losing their rights.
The Texas Tort Claims Act requires that you give Texas governmental bodies written notice of your claim within six months after the accident and it specifies what must be included in that notice. If you are dealing with a city, its charter or ordinances may have shorter and more detailed notice requirements which must be complied with as well.