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Statutes of Limitation

Florida Statutes of Limitation: Bars to Legal Claims

A statute of limitation is a law that provides for a time period that, once past, forever bars you from pursuing a particular legal claim. Breach of contract, for example, carries a five-year statute of limitation in Florida. The statute for negligence actions lasts for four years, and the period is two years for professional liability cases targeting lawyers, physicians and accountants.

At the legal malpractice law firm of St. Denis & Davey, we never let a statute of limitation slip by us. This is good news for you: If you've been victimized by the negligence or incompetence of a lawyer who wasted time suing the wrong defendant in your case, or filed an incorrect claim, or conducted improper investigation or discovery, we are here for you.

Call us to discuss your case at 1-866-542-1996.

Holding Lawyers Accountable

You can trust our experience and aggressiveness in achieving justice for you. At our Florida law firm, we hold other lawyers accountable.

We serve clients in North Florida including Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Panama City and Pensacola, and in South Florida in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Fort Myers, and Naples. One call to our Jacksonville law office for an appointment or to our West Palm Beach law office is all it takes. Your attorney should not have let time run out. We will try to right that wrong.

What Constitutes Malpractice in Statutes of Limitation?

Lawyer mistakes relating to statutes of limitation are frequently grounds for legal malpractice claims. Did your lawyer identify the wrong defendant or improperly calculate the statute of limitation regarding your claim? Did he or she fail to conduct adequate discovery or investigation into the matter, never realizing the importance of bringing a particular defendant into your lawsuit?

A statute of limitation can get away from a negligent attorney for several other reasons. Let's say that a defendant was properly named, but your law firm failed to properly serve the complaint on the defendant before the statutory time limit ended. An attorney's failure to complete a proper investigation in a timely fashion could lead to the omission of a defendant who should be named in your case.

At St. Denis & Davey, we find many of these attorney errors could have been avoided. When mistakes like those cost you money or injure your reputation, be in touch with St. Denis & Davey.

Call Us About Your Case

Our statewide legal malpractice law firm can file a legal malpractice lawsuit against your former attorney. Call us at 1-866-542-1996 to schedule your consultation. You can also email us anytime to request a consultation.