How long do I have to bring a lawsuit against those who are legally responsible for my personal injuries?
In Florida, generally speaking, on most negligence actions, the rule of thumb is four years from the date of the injury, from the date of the negligence. However, that can vary. If you’re injured as a result of a medical error or medical negligence, that is a two year statute of limitations. Additionally, if you’re injured and there is a municipality or governmental entity who may be at fault, you need to make sure that you’re filing your proper papers within three years. It varies. That’s why it’s a complicated question, a complicated answer that really needs a lawyer’s perspective. I would encourage you if you have a question, ask a lawyer.