How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

Navigating a Personal Injury Claim is not easy, especially without an experienced attorney on your side. If you have been injured due in an accident in Florida or Georgia, call Barnes Cohen & Sullivan for a Free Consultation.

After an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may have the option to pursue legal action. However, to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, it is crucial to seek medical treatment as soon as possible.  The longer you wait, the worse it is for you and your case.

In Florida and in Georgia, individuals have two (2) years from the date of their injury to file a lawsuit, or have their case resolved, for bodily injury claims against the negligent party.  This includes all injury cases, such as medical malpractice, injuries from auto accidents, wrongful death claims, premises liability claims, and dog bite claims. However, in Florida, you must treat within two (2) weeks of a car accident in order to receive Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits from your insurance carrier. The Florida Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles Department explains Insurance Requirements here.

It is important to note that laws and regulations can vary state to state, and the specific details of your case may impact the outcome of your personal injury claim and the best path to take to ensure you receive full compensation for your claim. That is why it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who is familiar with Florida & Georgia law to discuss the specifics of your situation and receive personalized legal advice as soon as possible after an injury.

At Barnes Cohen & Sullivan, our mission is to assist our clients in securing full compensation for their injuries.  We recognize that navigating the legal and medical world can be daunting, which is why we are committed to providing you with expert guidance every step of the way. If you have been injured in an accident in Florida or Georgia, call us today for a complimentary consultation.