HOUSTON, Texas—Jason C. McLaurin, Attorney and Founding Member of McLaurin Law, PLLC, issues a warning about the statute of limitations to Texans seeking to file claims for damages sustained in the 2021 Ice Storms.
From February 13 - 17, 2021, the Lonestar State felt the brunt of a particularly grueling winter storm named Winter Storm Uri, which inflicted record-low temperatures, relentless snowfall, and freezing rain. Hazardous conditions caused millions of Texans to lose water or power in an unprecedented level of disruption that surpassed the havoc Hurricane Harvey wreaked in 2017.
Sadly, 22 lives were lost, and many more had no choice but to evacuate their homes. Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for all 254 Texas counties in response to this debilitating storm. Officials expect Winter Storm Uri to rank among the state’s most costly calamities.
"The window of opportunity may be closing fast for Texas homeowners whose property was destroyed or damaged by the storm but have yet to file a lawsuit,” warns McLaurin. “Now that we are nearing the 2-year anniversary of the Winter Storm, policyholders should be extremely cautious of potential deadlines and statutes of limitations that could apply to their claims.”
A statute of limitations is a state law affecting a resident’s right to file a lawsuit over any kind of legal dispute or harm suffered by limiting the time that can pass before filing the case in court. Every state has statutes of limitations with varying time limits, depending on the subject matter of the lawsuit.
“You need more than luck when natural disasters strike. I encourage all Texans seeking to file suit for property damages incurred by Winter Storm Uri in 2021 to contact our office right away at (713) 461-6500 to schedule a free strategy session while there’s still time.”
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About McLaurin Law, PLLC
Jason McLaurin is a founding member of McLaurin Law. He has over a decade of experience representing clients at trial, arbitration, and mediation in matters concerning insurance policyholder recovery disputes, complex commercial litigation, and catastrophic personal injury claims. He also represents businesses as outside general counsel for clients in a variety of industries, including construction, oil and gas, maritime, technology, and professional services. He is licensed and handles matters in both Texas and Louisiana.