How Long Do I Have To File A Lawsuit?

The Countdown To File A Personal Injury Lawsuit Begins When The Accident Occurs

Your accident left you with a lot to think about. It is easy to lose track of time when your life is turned upside down. Unfortunately, any delay in going after the money you deserve to help you recover works to the other side's advantage.

When you are dealing with a personal injury claim, insurance companies will use any tactic to pay you less than you deserve. They'll pay you nothing if they can get away with it. If they can frustrate and confuse you with paperwork or a red-tape runaround, that is a win for them. If they delay long enough, you can lose the right to any compensation at all.

Dealing With Insurance Companies

If you suspect that an insurance company is not doing right by you, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. Before you begin the filing process, you will want to ensure that you have the evidence you need to make a case in court. Consult one of our highly-qualified, experienced personal injury lawyers to get started.

For close to 35 years, people throughout Florida have trusted our esteemed personal injury attorneys at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Ryles. We provide all our clients with the care, guidance and skilled service they need. Our firm is known for our dedication to good service. Getting injured is a terrible experience. Your attorneys should make it as easy as possible to get the results you deserve.

How Soon Can I File My Personal Injury Lawsuit?

You can file a personal injury lawsuit up to four years after the accident occurred. Filing a lawsuit does not mean you will have to go to trial to get compensation. In many cases, lawsuits are resolved through negotiation before the actual trial gets started. Filing a lawsuit is usually a necessity in cases where:

  • The insurance company wrongfully denied your claim
  • You could not reach a reasonable settlement with an insurance company

While you have four years to file, it is usually not a good idea to wait that long. The sooner you start the process, the sooner you will have the money you need to maximize your recovery.

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We work hard to make things easier for our clients. You deserve nothing less. Call to schedule a free consultation at our West Palm Beach or Port St. Lucie offices at 561-331-5134, or contact us online.

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  • I was injured at work directly due to poor management decisions. I worked as a lifeguard and a child that was in the care of the day care facility on the campus ran away. He was in immediate danger. I… Shona M.
  • I have recommended Jonathan Levy and his law firm to my friends and one of them became his client. I am truly grateful for everything Jonathan Levy and his team have done on my behalf. He is truly a wonderful attorney. Faithe C.
  • Much to my surprise not only did they win my lawsuit but I ended up getting 3 times the original amount I was expecting to get! I could not have been more pleased with the staff and the outcome. Allison M.
  • If it wasn’t for your help, I know I wouldn’t have been able to win my case. I know that it was far away for you to come to Miami but your professionalism was outstanding. I will always recommend you. Maria W.
  • You might say you were even just doing your job, however, I think it’s essential that you realize how fortunate I am to have such a trusted esteemed attorney in my corner, blessed really. Anonymous
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