Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Discusses How Long You Have to File a Claim

For most personal injury claims, you have four years from the date of the event within which to pursue a claim. There are exceptions to that. For example, if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident or a collision and the adverse driver has no coverage but you have underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage, you have five years to bring that claim against your insurance company because that’s a contractual claim. Medical malpractice claims, which are also considered personal injury claims, there’s a two-year statute of limitations from the time that you knew or reasonably should have known. The same in product liability; claims are four years.

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  • For most personal injury cases you have 4 years to pursue the claim
  • There are some exceptions to that rule
  • Medical malpractice claims have a 2-year statute of limitations

Are you unsure of when you have to file your claim for a personal injury case?  If so, contact the experienced Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Betsey Herd.

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