The Basics of Florida's Injury Laws

From slips, falls, and dog bites, to car accidents and serve burns, there are countless situations that can result in a person suffering serious injuries through no fault of their own.

Florida is the third-most populous state in the U.S., which means its 19.3 million residents are at a greater risk of getting injured. Personal injury laws in Florida allow injured individuals the opportunity to be "made whole" again by filing for monetary compensation or other forms of relief.

Time Limits for Filing a Lawsuit

Every state has limits for bringing forth a lawsuit and other civil actions. These designated time limits are known as "statutes of limitations." Below, we list Florida’s civil statute of limitations:

  • Injury to a Person: 4 Years
  • Libel / Slander: 2 Years
  • Fraud: 4 Years
  • Injury to Personal Property: 4 Years
  • Professional Malpractice: 2 Years
  • Medical Malpractice: 2-4 Years
  • Trespassing: 4 Years

If you do not settle or file a complaint for damages before the statute of limitations expires, you will be unable to take legal action against the negligent party that caused your injury. To recover compensation for you injuries, you will need to prove it was caused by another party’s negligent actions.

If you suffered an injury, you can pursue compensation for the following types of damages:

  • Past & Future Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages From Missing Work
  • Property Damage
  • Permanent Disfigurement or Disability
  • Emotional Distress
  • Loss of Consortium

Personal Injury Lawyer in Florida

Have you or a loved one suffered a serious injury that was caused by another person’s negligence? If so, you might be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. Our founding attorney, Maria Gerber, is committed to serving clients across the state of Florida. She has the experience and professional background that you need to secure a positive case result. We can review the details of your case and build you a strong legal strategy that will protect your rights and interests.

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