8 Dec. 2016

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Posted By Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez

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 injury claim.

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