Florida has established certain deadlines, referred to as a “statute of limitations,” which govern how long you have to file a personal injury claim. If you miss this deadline, you lose the ability to file a claim. In order to ensure that you do not miss these important deadlines, you need to consult an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.
At The Law Offices of James B. Coulter James B. Coulter has been handling personal injury cases in the Satellite Beach area for a number of years. He also represents clients throughout Brevard County after a personal injury in Melbourne, Cocoa, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Rockledge, Indialantic, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, and West Melbourne. He also represents clients in the counties surrounding Brevard County including Volusia County, Indian River County, Osceola County, and Orange County, Florida.
It is important to act quickly. Any delay in hiring a lawyer can possibly jeopardize your ability to recover compensation. Please call (321) 586-9944 for a free consultation to discuss your case.
In any personal injury suit, there are important deadlines and requirements that you must meet in order to comply with Florida’s laws regarding personal injury claims. Keeping track of these limitations may be overwhelming without the help of an attorney.
Call The Law Offices of James B. Coulter at (321) 586-9944 to discuss your case with an attorney that will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case to determine the best strategy for you.
Under Florida law §95.11, personal injury claims and recovery for other non-real property issues must comply with the following deadlines:
(1) Limit of 20 years—An action on a judgment or decree of a court of record in this state.
(2) Limit of five years for the following:
(3) Limit of four years for:
(4) Limit of two years:
(5) Intentional torts from abuse—An action founded on alleged abuse may be filed any time within:
Florida State Legislature- If you were injured and believe you may have a personal injury claim, visit Florida’s state legislature online to view full statutes on deadlines to file and remedies for negligent individuals. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims will rely on the type of claim as well as the time of discovery for the act in question.
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles- Visit Florida’s department of highway safety site for programs promoting safe driving, driver skill assessment tests, and training centers safe driving programs. This site also provides statistics on hit and run incidents in Florida.
Contact The Law Offices of James B. Coulter at (321) 586-9944 to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at to discuss your options. James B. Coulter is experienced representing clients out of Melbourne, Satellite Beach, Titusville, and surrounding areas on a variety of personal injury claims.