Does a Minor Need Parents’ Permission to Sue?

No. Texas law does not permit minors and others who lack legal capacity to sue in court.

But under Rule 44 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, injured minors can assert their rights in a lawsuit with a court-appointed legal representative, known as a next friend.

If you or your loved one has been injured in Texas, you can learn more about filing a Texas personal injury lawsuit through a next friend here.