What is the statute of limitations for a Florida personal injury lawsuit?

Like other states, Florida has a statute of limitations, a law that sets a time limit on how long after an accident you can file a personal injury lawsuit. For personal injury cases and many other types of lawsuits, Florida Statutes Section 95.11 sets this time limit as four years from the date of the accident.

Statutes of limitations are very important, because if you do not file a lawsuit within the time limit, you could lose your rights. There are important factors that may cause the time limit to be longer or shorter. For instance, there is a different time limit — two years — for medical malpractice and wrongful death cases.

Due to the complexities of statutes of limitations, it is important for an injured person to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Besides the statute of limitations, there may be other reasons why it may be advantageous to act quickly. Your attorney will make sure that any lawsuit is filed within the legal time limit.

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