Florida Statute of Limitations-- How it May Affect You

William E. Johnson
January 26, 2014


If you wish to file a lawsuit, there is a certain amount of time in which a case must be filed after an injury is suffered. A statute of limitations is a law that places a limit on pursuing a legal remedy in relation to wrongful conduct. 
The following time limits represent a sample of the statutory limitations periods in the state of Florida:
Personal Injury: 4 years.
Medical Malpractice: 2 years from the date of the act giving rise to the injury, or within 2 years from the date the injury was or should have been detected. However, no malpractice action may be commenced more than 4 years following the act giving rise to the injury. 
Product Liability: 4 years
Fraud: 4 years.
Libel/Slander/Defamation: 2 years.
Injury to Personal Property: 4 years.
Because of the time limit imposed by statute, it is important to retain a seasoned personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible. William E. Johnson is a seasoned West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer who has the experience necessary to handle your Florida personal injury lawsuit to completion.