How long do I have to bring a lawsuit against those who are legally responsible for my personal injuries?Return to FAQ Videos
In the state of Florida, we have specific statutes that indicate how much time you have to file a lawsuit after a certain type of accident or event. General personal injury cases in the state of Florida, like a motor vehicle accident case that results in injury, the statute of limitations is four years. However, Florida has a wrongful death statute of limitations that indicates lawsuits after a wrongful death must be brought within two years.
In addition, medical negligence or medical malpractice cases as well need to be brought within two years of the event. The important thing to know is that if you’ve been injured or harmed in the state of Florida, there are time limitations, and the time limitations can be unique based upon the individual facts and circumstances of your accident, or your event. That’s why it’s important you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible after the accident or event.