Terms Used In Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code 102.003

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Person: includes corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, and any other legal entity. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Texas Government Code 311.005

Payments under this chapter by a local government may not exceed:
(1) $100,000 to any one person or $300,000 for any single occurrence in the case of personal injury or death; or
(2) $10,000 for a single occurrence of property damage, unless the local government is liable in the local government’s capacity as guardian under the Estates Code and does not give a bond under Section 1105.101(b), Estates Code, in which event payments may not exceed the amount of the actual property damages.