Statute of Limitations Laws for Personal Injury Cases in Florida
Compared to other states, the state of Florida has a Statute of Limitations that is somewhat liberal for personal injuries.
The following statute of limitations in Florida are used for personal injury cases:
- Premises liability cases – 4 years
- Injury to a person – 4 years
- Wrongful death – 2 years
- Injury to a person’s property – 4 years
- Medical malpractice – 2 to 4 years
- Slander/libel – 2 years
According to Florida law, the clock on the statute begins to “tick” when the final element of the cause of action has occurred. In most cases, Florida considers the statute to begin when the person injured knew, or should have known, about the injuries they suffered. However, there are certain rules based on the type of action that occurred, which is why it is best for an injury victim to speak to a personal injury attorney to know the laws regarding their situation specifically.
If you have been injured in an accident that was the result of someone else’s negligence or fault, you should contact a personal injury attorney for help as soon as you can. If the statute of limitations runs out on your case, you will lose your ability to ever recover compensation.
More information about filing a personal injury lawsuit can be found by calling the team of attorneys at Hardesty, Tyde, Green, Ashton & Clifton, P.A. at 904-414-4906.