On March 24, 2023, Florida’s legislature passed a new tort reform bill, House Bill 837, that made significant changes to the state’s civil justice system. One of the most important changes was the reduction of the statute of limitations for negligence claims from four years to two years.
However, if your accident occurred before March 24, 2023, you still have four years to file your injury claim. The portion of the House Bill that applies to the Statute of Limitations IS NOT retroactive.
This means that if you have been injured due to the negligence of another person or entity, you will now have only two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. If you fail to file your lawsuit within this time frame, your claim will be barred by the statute of limitations, and you will be unable to recover any compensation for your injuries.
The new statute of limitations is a major change for Florida residents, and it is important to be aware of the implications. If you have been injured, it is crucial to speak with an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.
There are many reasons why you should hire an experienced law firm if you have been injured and are considering filing a lawsuit. First, an experienced attorney will be familiar with the new statute of limitations and will be able to help you ensure that your claim is filed on time. Second, an experienced attorney will have the resources and knowledge to investigate your case and build a strong case on your behalf. Third, an experienced attorney will be able to negotiate with the insurance company and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured, do not hesitate to contact Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann. We have been helping injured Floridians for over 30 years, and we have the experience and resources to get you the compensation you deserve. Our team of personal injury attorneys is conveniently located in Bradenton and Sarasota.
We understand that you may have questions about the new statute of limitations or about your legal options. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and to discuss your case with you in more detail. Please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.