How much time do I have to file a brain injury lawsuit?

If you suffered a brain injury caused by another’s negligence, it is important that you speak to a qualified personal injury attorney about your rights. There are important time limits that apply if a lawsuit is to be filed.

A lawsuit has to be filed within the time period specified in the applicable statute of limitations. If that time period passes and no lawsuit is filed, the injured person loses their rights forever.

Florida has different statutes of limitations for different types of cases. The general time limit for personal injury cases, including brain injury lawsuits, is four years. However, you should not assume that a particular deadline is applicable to your case without consulting with an attorney, and you should not delay consulting with an attorney in any case. Even if you are well within the statute of limitations, there are other reasons, such as the preservation of evidence, that may lead an attorney to recommend quick action under your particular circumstances.

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