Personal Injury Q&A

What is the personal injury statute of limitations?

Time limits known as the statute of limitations exist in all states and these govern the time period in which you have to submit a personal injury lawsuit. The state of Florida demands that you submit a claim in less than 4 years after the injury occurred. For medical malpractice cases, the time frame is under 2 years.

In some personal injury cases, you might not find out that there was any harm done until after the personal injury statute of limitations has passed. In those circumstances, a court might grant an extension of the statute. If you have a medical malpractice case, the statute of limitations can only be extended in cases where the care provider has fraudulently covered up the malpractice, such as deceiving you into not discovering the malpractice. In these cases, the statute of limitations is two years from the time of discovery or seven years from the time the malpractice occurred.

An injury can have a devastating impact on your life. You could lose your job, be permanently disabled, or have medical costs to pay. At Brandon Legal Group, our personal injury attorneys will be on your side no matter what to help you get your life back on track. Contact Brandon Legal Group, if you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, we can help.