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Did Your Lawyer Miss The Statute Of Limitations?

If you’ve been victimized by the negligence or incompetence of a lawyer who wasted time and failed to file your legal action on time, our legal malpractice lawyers at St. Denis & Davey hold other lawyers accountable for detrimental mistakes. We serve clients in North Florida, including Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Panama City and Pensacola, and in South Florida, including Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Fort Myers and Naples.

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

What Is A Statute Of Limitations?

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. A claim for a 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.

What Constitutes Malpractice In Statutes Of Limitation?

Lawyer mistakes relating to statutes of limitation are frequent 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.

Holding Florida Lawyers Accountable

Your attorney should not have let time run out. We will try to right that wrong. 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 1-800-785-2153 to schedule your consultation. You can also email us at any time to request a consultation.