How Long do I Have to File a Premises Liability Claim?

Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys Serving Fort Myers and Naples, Florida, as well as Atlanta, Georgia

Posted: March 30, 2023

Plate with inscription Premises liability and gavel.Every state limits the time you have to file a premises liability claim. In most states that time limit, known as the statute of limitations, is two years. Sometimes, that’s two years from the date of the actual accident. Sometimes, it begins on the “date of discovery,” which is the point at which an injury makes itself known. The time limit ensures cases are heard while evidence is still relatively viable.

It can be challenging to file a claim – or to understand the full consequences of an injury – immediately following an accident. The statute of limitations gives victims time to collect information, consult with an attorney, and determine the next best steps. However, it is always best to speak with a lawyer immediately after an accident. Waiting, even just a few months, can make it more difficult to build a case.

Florida and Georgia Have Different Statutes of Limitation

Kelleher Law maintains offices in Florida and Georgia, which have different laws regarding personal injury law. Like most of the country, Georgia allows only two years from the date of an accident to file a claim. On the other hand, Florida has a more generous four-year statute of limitations. It is important to remember that even though you have more time to file a claim in Florida, waiting is not typically the best idea. The sooner you contact our office, the quicker one of our experienced attorneys can start working to secure the compensation you deserve.

Kelleher Law has a long and proud history of securing large verdicts and settlements for victims of serious injury. We handle all types of premises liability claims, with a focus on:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Negligent security
  • Dog attacks
  • Improper supervision

Property owners and managers have a legal responsibility to make sure their properties are safe for their intended use. When a property is made unsafe due to negligent upkeep, poor lighting, or any other type of negligence, victims of injury are often entitled to hold the responsible party accountable and seek maximum compensation – so long as action takes place within the statute of limitations. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, we strongly encourage you to get in touch for a free case review right away, so we can assess your claim, explain your options, and help you choose the best path forward.

Call Kelleher Law at 833-546-3675 to schedule your complimentary consultation today. We serve Naples, Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, and surrounding area of Florida, along with Atlanta, Marietta, Roswell, and nearby areas of Georgia.

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