If you were injured in a car accident, you can sue the person or entity responsible for your injury. However, the state of Florida enacted a statute that sets a deadline for filing a lawsuit after the accident. We call this statute the Statute of Limitations (SOL).
Under Florida’s SOL, you have 4 years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. If you don’t file your case within this time window, the court might refuse to hear it at all. In rare cases, you may not “discover” that you actually suffered harm for some amount of time after the incident that caused the injury. In those instances injury victims can extend the lawsuit-filing window.
For injury claims against a city, county or state government, the time limit is three years.
Call us at 954-466-3220 or (561) 404-4411 for a free evaluation of your claim.