What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury in Florida?

Boca Raton Personal Injury LawyerKnowing when you are entitled to file any type of claim and when you must file a claim in order for your case to be considered is imperative when you have been injured in a personal injury accident.

It is never easy to discover that you have become the victim in an accident, but knowing how to handle the situation, and working with a Boca Raton personal injury lawyer can make a significant difference for you and the outcome of your potential case. Visit here to find out why.

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Change is Never Easy… After being injured in an accident, it’s common to want to heal, recover, and get back to work and/or resume all daily responsibilities…and even regain a sense of normalcy.

As a result, you might want to forget about the fact that you might have been wrongfully injured in order to move on with life. The thought about a huge lawsuit not only overwhelms you, but makes you nervous.

This is all normal…but it doesn’t mean you have to give up your rights.

The Game Changer… Even if you change your mind later on about filing a personal injury lawsuit for that accident, it’s important to note that there is a statute of limitations in the state of Florida.

The statute of limitations applies to the following types of cases:

  • Personal injury to another individual (such as a car accident)
  • Injury to personal property
  • Medical malpractice
  • Collections
  • Trespassing
  • Fraud
  • …and others.

Read more about the statute of limitations in the state of Florida.

Florida Facts (and Laws) You Should Know… If you intend to file an insurance claim or a lawsuit in Florida after you’ve been injured in an accident, then you need to know how the laws of the state impact you. Not fully understanding these laws could lead to your case being dismissed, leaving you without the ability to file another suit in the future.

Here are some areas to begin:

  • The Clock Starts Now: You have four years from the date of your accident to actually file your case. The case will be filed in the civil courts, and if you miss this deadline, you can be barred from ever bringing forward another claim like this.
  • What Are the Circumstances? There are extenuating circumstances for some cases, such as instances where you don’t discover your injuries or the extent of your injuries until later. In some of these situations, the court may allow you to file your case later, but this is why it is a good idea to consult with a personal injury lawyer first to determine what is best for you.
  • Countdown to Your Claim: It is also important to note that if your personal injury claim is against a state, county, or city government that you only have three years to file your claim.

Filing a lawsuit might help you fight for compensation for your injuries so you can focus on getting better and receiving the medical care that you need. Do not hesitate too long to file your case or you could lose the opportunity to claim compensation.

How do Florida laws affect you and your case? Read more here.

What’s Next? Follow Suit…with a Boca Raton Personal Injury Lawyer

After you have been hurt in an accident, you should not hesitate to get help from not only your medical professional, but also your Boca Raton personal injury lawyer. Even if you are not sure about filing a suit just yet, it is in your best interest to consult with an attorney so that you know your options.

Having all the information from an attorney allows you to make the right decision for you without having to worry about missing the deadline for filing a case. They will also help to ensure your rights are protected, and a simple consultation can keep you from getting incorrect information.

Visit Glotzer & Kobren to learn more about your personal injury lawsuit as well as your legal options for moving forward.