Statute Of limitations are Deadlines for filing an Injury Lawsuit.
Florida has a statute that sets a deadline for the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court against the liable accused whether that is a person or business that might be legally responsible for your accidental injury or damages. This law is called a statute of limitations.
For Florida personal injury cases, you have four years from the date the accident occurred Under Florida’s statute of limitations law to file a lawsuit in Florida’s civil courts (Look in Florida Statutes Annotated section 95.11). If this time window closes before you have filed, the court will most likely decline to even hear your case at all. On very rare occasions, you may not have realized that you actually did encounter obscure damage that wasn’t immediately detectable after your accident. Only in those proven instances could the lawsuit-filing window be extended.
Some states only allow 2 years to file your claim, while others allow you up to six so make sure to check for your own state’s Statute of Limitations if you are not in Florida.
For Personal injury claims involving a city, county or state being the actual liable party, the time limit is only three years.