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

The short answer is in Personal Injury cases you have 4 years from the date of the accident or event that you are claiming an injury from.  You may engage in a lawsuit to recover losses from an accident (injuries). In a later post, we will discuss some of the exceptions

What if the accident or event happened at work, can I still start a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

 The statute of limitations for work-related accidents is the same as other accidents or injuries.

Florida Statutes section 95.11 (3)(1) give you 4 years (from when the event causing the injury occurred) to sue for compensation for injuries.  Importantly in the statutes is the phraseology “an action founded on negligence”. In order to engage in a lawsuit, negligence has to be established.