FL HB 837 was recently passed into law by Florida Governor DeSantis, which is a big change for the legal system. For example, this new legislation has reduced the statute of limitations for most negligence claims from four years to just two years. This shift has broad repercussions for anyone seeking legal redress in cases involving car accidents, slip/trip/fall accidents, and other personal injury claims. Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A. is an established law firm with experience in wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits and is qualified to assist clients with these challenging legal issues. Speaking with skilled attorneys who can defend your rights and obtain just compensation if a personal injury incident has harmed you or someone you know is imperative.
Understanding FL HB 837
The passage of FL HB 837, a law in March 2023, marked a significant change in Florida’s legal system. For example, while there are MANY changes, one such change is that the prior statute gave people up to four years after an incident that injured them to launch a negligence case. With the passage of FL HB 837, this period has been shortened to two years. This calls for those injured due to someone else’s carelessness to take immediate action to safeguard their legal rights.
Resulting Effects on Personal Injury Cases
Florida’s lowered statute of limitations on negligence cases has significant consequences for those seeking legal redress. It makes it more urgent for victims to file lawsuits immediately and gather proof to support their claims. The new 2-year deadline might result in the loss of the ability to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation for injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages if the matter is not timely filed or a settlement is not reached earlier on.
Reasons to Choose Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A.
A reputable law office with nearly 30 years of expertise serving clients in Royal Palm Beach, Vero Beach, and all-around Florida is Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A. Our dedicated lawyers concentrate on matters involving personal injuries and wrongful death, such as car accidents, slip-and-fall/trip-and-fall incidents, workplace carelessness, nursing home malpractice, and more. We also handle cases involving some real estate transactions, wills, trusts, estates, and uncontested probate.
Our knowledgeable team of attorneys will give you individualized attention when you choose Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A. We are dedicated to ensuring that your opinion is heard at every stage of the legal process, and we believe in developing solid attorney-client relationships. To preserve your rights and secure the just compensation you deserve, our attorneys can help you understand the complexity of personal injury law thanks to their extensive training, experience, and knowledge.
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Consult with skilled personal injury lawyers that can help you understand your legal rights and alternatives if you or a loved one has been injured due to a car accident, a slip and fall, or any other act of carelessness. For a free first consultation to assess your case and offer advice on the best course of action, contact Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A. now.
Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A. is committed to assisting you in navigating the legal system and obtaining the compensation you are entitled to. The firm places a strong emphasis on individualized service and has a thorough understanding of the complexity of personal injury law. Our lawyers will thoroughly research your case, gather evidence, and develop a solid legal strategy suited to your situation.
Remember that Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A. prioritizes its clients, ensuring you get the individual care and respect you require throughout the legal procedure. You can count on us to protect your rights and act as your advocates. Together, let’s work for a better future.