If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, workplace accident, or due to medical negligence, it is important to understand that there is only a limited time to file a personal injury case. Florida’s new Statute of Limitations for personal injury cases is now two years. This means you have only two years from the date of the accident to file your claim. While it may seem like two years should be enough time for a personal injury case, depending on the complexity of the matter, some cases can take much longer-and for good reason. However, there are a few exceptions to the standard two-year statute of limitations.
- Medical malpractice claims: If you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice, you have a two-year window to file a medical malpractice claim. This period begins either from the date of the injury itself or from the date you became aware of, or reasonably should have become aware of, the injury.
- Wrongful death lawsuit: In wrongful death lawsuits, eligible parties, such as immediate family members or designated beneficiaries of the victim are entitled to file a lawsuit within two years from the date of the victim’s death.
- Injury claims against the government: If your personal injury claim involves a government entity, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a notice of claim.
Seeking the assistance of a Florida personal injury attorney as early as possible can help plaintiffs maximize their opportunity to obtain the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident in Florida, feel free to contact our law office at +1 (954) 523-5123 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a consultation. With over $50+ million in settlements, Kane & Vital personal injury attorneys have the experience you need for a successful outcome in your injury claim. We will be there for you every step of the way to protect your rights and fight for max compensation.