Statute of Limitations

After an injury, the first thing on your mind isn’t necessarily hiring a personal injury lawyer and making a claim against the responsible party. You’re focused on getting back to normal, and rightfully so. But it is of the utmost importance to speak with an attorney as soon as possible, because there is a statute of limitations in Royal Palm Beach when it comes to personal injuries. The statute restricts the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit against that party whose negligence caused your injury/ies.

How Long Is the Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in Royal Palm Beach?

It depends.

The most common length of time you have to file a lawsuit is four years, though it can be two, four, or five years. Four years is the limit for each of the following:

  • Bike accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Dog / animal bites
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Slip-and-Falls / Trip-and-Falls
  • Truck accidents

It’s important to know that if you’re filing a claim for a wrongful death from any of the above on behalf of a loved one who died, the statute of limitations is reduced to two years.

The statute is the same in Royal Palm Beach as everywhere else in the state of Florida, which differs from other states.

Don’t “bank” on having four years to file for compensation, as some injuries such as those resulting from medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, consumer products, assault and battery, and workers’ comp only have a two-year statute.

Are There Any Exceptions?

Very few. The time that a minor has to file an injury lawsuit doesn’t begin until they turn 18. Additionally, the countdown doesn’t begin for those who are exposed to toxic chemicals until “discovery,” which is when they learn of the exposure and its effects on their health.

Don’t Lose Out on Personal Injury Compensation by Waiting Too Long When Time Is of the Essence – Contact Steinberg Law Today!

Let us handle your personal injury case while you resolve to get better! Call us as soon as possible at 1-877-STEIN11, so you don’t lose out due to the statute of limitations. We offer free case reviews and don’t get paid unless you get paid!