Is There A Deadline For Filing A Personal Injury Claim
If you think you may have a claim for a personal injury case it is important to remember you have just a limited amount of time to start and file your claim. You may have heard of the terminology the statute of limitations when it comes to a type of legal action or lawsuit. This statute of limitations comes down to the filing of a personal injury claim as well.
If the statute of limitations runs out and you don’t have the chance to file, you could be missing out on a variety of compensation associated with your case. The statute of limitations on filing for a personal injury case in Florida is lengthy at four years but there is a critical deadline that you will need to be aware of in gathering evidence for your case.
If you wait a longer amount of time to seek medical attention, you could lower the value of your case. Even waiting as long as 72 hours after the accident could change the view of your claim and show that you could be claiming in bad faith. Receiving medical care within 14 days of your accident is required if you want to receive any type of compensation for your medical expenses or other damages. It’s often best to seek medical care within at least 24 hours of the accident. Getting immediate medical attention is critical to maintaining your case.
If you’ve been the victim of a personal liability lawsuit and your seeking compensation due to negligence, you will need to file within four years or a court could refuse to even hear your case. If you have been the victim of an accident and your case still falls within the statute of limitations contact our law firm today to learn more.
This post was written by Wendy Doyle-Palumbo. Wendy is a personal injury attorney in Pasco County at Wendy Doyle-Palumbo, Esq. Wendy has over 25 years of experience practicing law and has won several cases in helping those get the compensation that they deserve!