Florida Civil Statute of Limitations
In the State of Florida, civil cases must be brought before a court within a certain time frame if the case is to be heard.
The laws that state these time frames, usually in years, are called statutes of limitations.
Statutes of limitations apply for any civil matter including matters related to product liabilities claims. Governed by Florida Statute §95.011, below are the statute of limitations for various civil cases depending on specific factors:
Written Contract: 5 years
Oral contract: 4 years
Personal Injury: 4 years
Property damage: 4 years
If you own or manage a company facing a civil lawsuit it is important not to “go it alone” in handling the matter. There are a number of issues that may “toll” or delay the statute of limitations clock and it is important to engage an experienced legal counsel who can advise on what strategies would be appropriate in specific cases.
South Florida Law
South Florida Law represents manufacturers of a broad range of products throughout the United States in state, federal and multidistrict litigation.
If you or your company has been accused of causing injury or death to consumers then contact South Florida Law today via our contact form or by calling (954) 900-8885.