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Personal Injury Lawsuit: Deadlines

Each state has its own laws with regards to personal injury and liability. This article will discuss a summary of some of the state of Florida’s laws that affect a personal injury case. Specifically with regards to the deadlines for filing a personal injury lawsuit. When filing a personal injury lawsuit after an accident in Florida, it is important to be know some state laws. Such laws directly affect aspects of your personal injury lawsuit.

Deadlines for filing a personal injury lawsuit

As with every other state, Florida has a statute of limitations. The statutes limits or bars the amount of time a person has to file a lawsuit against another person. This is referred to as a statute of limitations. Florida has set a period of four years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. If an individual fails to file the case within this window the court is likely to not hear the case.

However, there are instances whereby a victim may not have discovered that they suffered harm. This could be discovered even longer than the set out four years. In this case, the time frame to file the lawsuit in court could be extended. Another exception that exists that alters the deadline is if the plaintiff is filing an injury claim against the government. However, you will need to speak to an attorney for more details.

The above information discussed about the statute of limitations is applicable to most but not all Florida personal injury cases. Florida, like most states, has a specific statute of limitations set out for lawsuits or injuries caused by medical malpractice. Therefore, more information is needed if your personal injury case is with regards to medical malpractice. To learn more about Florida medical malpractice laws and for a free initial consultation contact the Vinson Law Office today.


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