Florida statute of limitations - why you need to contact an attorney sooner than later
You should not put off taking action if you or a loved one suffered an injury due to negligence. The Florida Statute of Limitations means the clock is ticking from the time of the injury. If you wait too long, in many cases you will lose your right to pursue compensation and hold the responsible individual or entity accountable.
The time limit varies, depending on the personal injury case. It's important to promptly contact a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer to discuss your circumstances and how the Statute of Limitations might affect your decision to move forward.
The following is a general guide about how the Statute of Limitations affects certain cases:
- Personal Injury and Products Liability - You must initiate legal proceedings within four years of the injury
- Wrongful Death - Your wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of death
- Medical Malpractice - Actions against a doctor or a health professional must begin within two years of the date when the act giving rise to the injury occurred, or within two years of when the injury was discovered, or should have been discovered.
How a personal injury attorney in West Palm Beach can help
For more information, don't hesitate to contact a West Palm Beach attorney about how the Statute of Limitations may affect your particular circumstances. At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we pride ourselves on providing personal attention for each client. We are prepared to put our legal skills and experience to work for you. Call (800) 608-2965 today. Don't delay!