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When Is It Too Late to File a Personal Injury Claim in Florida?

Personal injury can wreak havoc on your life. It affects your health, wages, family and well-being. Getting the justice you deserve should always be the next step. If you find yourself injured due to negligence, file a lawsuit immediately. Personal injury lawsuits are very common and victims are usually compensated for their pain and suffering. If you wait to file a claim, your lawsuit can be thrown out.

If your suit is filed after the statute of limitations, the defendant can file a motion to have it dismissed. When a case gets dismissed, it cannot be tried in court. The statute of limitations gives you time to file a suit. In this article, we will speak about personal injury statutes in Florida.

What is a Statute of Limitation?

A statute of limitation is a mandate that gives you a deadline to file a court case against a wrongdoer. Statutes vary by state and by incident. One of the most common statutes is a personal injury claim. In the state of Florida, an individual has four years to file a claim against the proprietorship. Statute 95.11 (3)(a) states that an individual has four years to file a suit against an “action of negligence”.

What is Considered Personal Injury?

A personal injury dispute is when an individual experiences physical harm due to the negligence of another party. Personal injury lawsuits are often brought against employers and businesses. Car accidents are an example of a personal injury dispute, as lawsuits are brought against insurance companies. The plaintiff has to lodge a formal complaint with the city to initiate the dispute process. Laws are put in place to protect both parties from unjust practices. Statute of limitations protects both parties by giving the plaintiff ample time to bring a claim forth. It also protects the defendant by giving them immunity after an allotted time period.

Wrongful Death is a personal injury dispute that operates under a different statute of limitations. The plaintiff only has two years to lodge a formal complaint. A slip and fall is a common example of a personal injury claim. Other personal injury claims include broken bones, limbs and illnesses.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim

If you believe you have been injured due to the negligence of another party, a personal injury lawsuit is your best chance for justice. You will need the help of a legal professional to file a formal lawsuit. An expert will help you gather all the materials and evidence you need to substantiate your claims. Disparti Law group is a trusted name in personal injury litigation. Disparti lawyers have decades of experience helping injured parties receive compensation. We are conveniently located in the Tampa area and have other locations nationwide. We understand Florida law and we can start the litigation process. We will help you file a complaint before the statute of limitations is set.  Contact the Disparti Law Group Accident & Injury Lawyers today and learn more about your options.

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