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What Are My Time Limits for a Tampa Lawsuit?

It can be difficult to take action immediately after a serious accident. You’re hurt, and you’d rather recover from your injuries than get involved in a lengthy lawsuit. Unfortunately, you can’t wait forever to file your claim. So what are your time limits for a Tampa lawsuit?

At Anderson & Anderson, we’re committed to helping you act on time and making your Tampa lawsuit a success. If you’re concerned about giving your claim its best chance, check out the time limits you may face below.

Typical Time Limits for Legal Claims

When you’re hurt in Florida, you typically only have four years to file a claim for your injuries. When the accident happens, the clock starts ticking. You don’t have to act right away, but if you don’t act in time, you may be unable to get compensated for your injuries and losses.

Luckily, moving quickly also helps to preserve evidence in your claim. Evidence can be destroyed or lost over time, leaving you without the evidence you need to prove your claim. Acting now can help prevent this loss of evidence.

Some Factors May Affect Your Time Limits

In some accidents, you may be facing different factors in your accident than others. Those factors can impact how long you have to file your claim.

For example, your child may have been injured in an accident. Because they’re a minor, their time limits don’t start right away. They can instead wait until they’re eighteen to file for their claim. That means they may have more time to act, whether on their own behalf or with your help.

You may also have other time limits if you’re injured by a government agency. Let’s say you slipped and fell on government property. You must file a claim within 180 days to be able to sue at all. If the claim is denied, you only have three years to file a lawsuit after that.

Talk to Your Personal Injury Lawyer in Tampa to Act Now

When you’re hurt by someone’s actions, you want your compensation as soon as possible. You may have a few months or even years to act, but you don’t want to wait until you’re unable to file your claim on time. At Anderson & Anderson, we have the tools you need to act now. When you’re ready, take advantage of your free consultation by calling 813-251-0072 or by completing the online contact form below.