STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
Florida Statute 95.11 sets forth the periods of limitations, commonly referred to as the statute of limitations, for almost every type of case that you can file in Florida. Why is this important?
First of all, the periods of limitations set forth in the Statute are deadlines. Deadlines to file a lawsuit. If you do not meet the deadline, your case is over before you started. Beyond a couple of exceptions that might apply once in a blue moon, the general rule is that once the deadline has expired there is nothing you can do to get the court to reconsider your case.
Periods of limitations can be downright confusing, but keep in mind these two especially. For an auto accident or slip and fall accident, the statute is FOUR years from the date of the accident. For medical malpractice or wrongful death the statute is only TWO years. If you think you may want to pursue a claim, talk to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Remember, you may call us at any time if you have questions, consultations are always free.