What is the difference between a personal injury claim and a medical malpractice claim in the state of Florida?Return to FAQ Videos
It’s important to make the distinction that there is a difference between personal injury claims and medical malpractice claims in the state of Florida. With medical malpractice claims there is generally a two-year statute of limitations, but with personal injury claims, such as auto accidents or a fall down case, there is a four-year statute of limitations. That statute of limitations begins to run from the date of the negligence. If four years is allowed to pass with a personal injury claim and no action being taken, the claim would likely be barred. So again, time is of the essence. It’s important to act very quickly to preserve your right, and also in trying to best protect the client’s interest, with such things as preserving evidence and other tasks associated with the claim.