Understanding the Statute of Limitations in Your Florida Personal Injury Case

When you are injured by someone else – whether you’re in a car accident, you slip and fall, or you are bitten by a dog, etc.- the amount of time you have to bring a claim is limited by what is known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is the maximum amount of time you have to file a lawsuit against the responsible party or parties for your injuries. If you do not file a lawsuit before the time set by the statute of limitations expires there can be grave consequences. In short, if you miss the deadline, you waive your right to file a lawsuit and recover anything for your injuries.
In Florida, the statute of limitations to bring a claim is four (4) years. Although this may seem like a long time, the unfortunate truth is many people miss the deadline. An experienced Florida Personal Injury Attorney can help you gather information, investigate your claim, and ensure you do not miss the deadline to file a lawsuit against the responsible party.
If you have a question regarding the statute of limitations for your Florida Personal Injury claim you can contact the experienced Orlando Personal Injury Lawyers at Burns Sheppard Favors. We provide statewide representation for injury claims and would be happy to guide you.