Deadlines for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Florida
In Florida, all
personal injury lawsuits must be filed before the statute of limitations expires. The statute of
limitations refers to the amount of time you have from the date of your
injury to file a claim. If you fail to do so before the clock runs out
in your case, you will be barred from recovering any level of compensation.
For this reason, it is imperative that you speak with a Tampa personal
injury attorney as soon as you have been injured.
In most cases, you will only have a few short years to prepare your lawsuit.
Let the team at Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez, Attorneys at Law assist you
in pursuing the level of compensation you deserve. With more than 200
years of collective legal experience and a track record of success that
includes millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, our firm is
well-equipped to help you seek justice. Contact us today to get started
with a free consultation.
Wondering how much time you have left to file your case? Contact a Tampa
personal injury lawyer at Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez to find out!
Initial consultations are free and confidential.
Florida’s Statutes of Limitations for Civil Lawsuits
Personal injury: 4 years from the date of injury
Property damage: 4 years from the date of the incident
Medical malpractice: 2 years from the date of injury
Libel and slander: 2 years from the date of the incident
Municipal liability: 3 years from the date of the incident
Fraud cases: 4 years from the date of the incident
What If My Injuries Were Not Discovered Right Away?
Although rare, there are times when a victim’s injuries are not immediately
apparent. This may happen, for example, if a patient is injured during
a surgical procedure, but does not suffer complications from that injury
until several years later. In cases like this, the “discovery rule”
may allow the victim to file a claim even after the statute of limitations
has expired. The deadline would simply be tolled to account for the delayed
discovery of the injury.
Have Questions? Contact the Team at Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez.
Time may be running out in your case! Don’t wait any longer to discuss
your options with a Tampa injury lawyer at Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez,
Attorneys at Law. We are available to take your call 24/7, and offer free
initial consultations to get you started. You won’t pay any fees
unless we are able to recover compensation for you, so you have nothing
to lose by taking the first step today. Call now to find out why so many
others have partnered with our firm.
Give us a call today at (813) 774-3341 to get started on your personal