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Personal Injury Statutes of Limitations
The state of Florida has established certain deadlines, called statutes of limitations, governing how long you have to file a personal injury claim. Once these deadlines pass, you will no longer be able to file your claim. In order to ensure that you do not miss these important deadlines, you should consult an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.
Michael Barszcz has been handling personal injury cases in the Orlando and Winter Park areas for more than 21 years. He knows all of the statutes of limitations which apply to your case, and he will make sure your claim is filed by the appropriate deadlines.
It is important to act quickly. Delaying in hiring a lawyer can potentially jeopardize your ability to recover compensation. Please call 1.877.541.8191 today to schedule your free personal injury consultation with Mr. Barszcz.
Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in Florida
In Florida, the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is four years. In other words, you have four years from the date of your injury to file a claim against the negligent parties. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Certain types of personal injury cases only have a two year statute of limitations. These include:
Time is of the Essence
While you have several years to file your personal injury claim, it is not wise to wait until the statute of limitations is approaching to hire a lawyer. Over time witnesses may move away, or their memory of the events associated with your injury may not be as clear. In certain types of cases, it is important to investigate the accident scene while the evidence is still fresh. By waiting too long, you may compromise your lawyer’s ability to build the strongest case possible.
Mr. Barszcz will work with a team of investigators to gather the evidence necessary to prove fault in your case. The sooner he can get started on this process, the greater your chances of a successful outcome.
Please contact The Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. today to schedule your free personal injury consultation. We serve clients in Orlando and Winter Park, Florida.