Personal Injury Law Fort Lauderdale Broward Florida. Many South Florida personal injury claims are governed by statutes of limitations. The statute of limitations is the time limit you have for filing your claim; once that time limit has expired, you can no longer file your claim. While the idea of a time period for filing a claim may seem straightforward, it can become complicated quite quickly.
For example, if you are injured as a result of medical malpractice, the statute of limitations states that you have two years from the time of injury in which you may file a claim. However, if you suffered an injury that is not discovered within that two year window, you must file your claim within a year from the date that the injury was discovered or when it should have been discovered, whichever is earlier.
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When you or your loved one suffer an injury as the result of somebody else’s action, perhaps it seems natural that the person would offer to compensate you for your injury, or that their insurance company will do the right thing and offer a fair settlement. Unfortunately, that rarely happens. Many people will not take responsibility for their actions, and insurance companiesprofit from undercompensating injury victims. Insurance companies and their lawyers also know the governing law backwards and forwards, and they know that most non-lawyers have no idea what legal rights and remedies they possess.