Are there time limits to sue for injuries in a catastrophic injury case?
In a catastrophic injury case in Florida, there are several time limits that may apply. In a regular negligence action, if the catastrophic injuries are a result of a car accident, most likely it’s a four-year statute of limitations. However, if a catastrophic injury is caused by medical negligence, you have a two-year statute of limitations. There’s also two years for wrongful death. It also varies if there is a governmental entity involved in causing the accident. There are different time limits. That’s why it’s very important that you talk to an attorney and sort it out, particularly if the injuries are catastrophic.