Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in Florida

If you have suffered an injury in Florida, you have a set amount of time to file a claim against the party or parties that caused you harm. If you don’t pursue your case before that, you will lose your right to gain compensation for your injuries. It is very important to contact an attorney as soon as an accident happens so that you can get the legal representation you need to preserve your rights.

For most personal injury cases, the statute of limitations in Florida is four years. That means that if you file a lawsuit, it must be done before four years from the date of the accident. Cases against a government entity, typically has a shorter statute of limitations of three years. While medical malpractice cases have different statutes of limitations, typically 2 years, and complex rules for filing a case.

For all of these reasons, it is extremely important that you file your personal injury case as soon as possible. Most personal injury cases can take months or years to be successful. And the sooner you get started, the sooner you will be compensated. 

If you are in need of local, experienced legal representation for your personal injury case, contact us today for more information or to schedule your free consultation.