Statute of Limitations for a Civil Rights Claim

Watch this video about the statute of limitations for a civil rights claim in Florida to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Question:

How long do I have to file a civil rights claim in Florida?

Answer:

Statute of Limitations for a Civil Rights Claim There are a host of circumstances that come into play when it comes to determining your statute of limitations. If there was a wrongful death or medical malpractice, that can affect the time period in which a civil rights claim has to be brought. All of those things are contingent upon a variety of facts and circumstances that may be particular to your case, which may determine the time period in which they can be brought. In general in Florida, the statute of limitations that applies to a federal civil rights case is four years. If, however, there’s a medical malpractice claim, it’s involved, then there’s a two-year statute of limitations for that.

As well, you have to worry about if there are state claims, whether sovereign immunity caps have been waived or whether state claims are going to be brought against state entities. In the event that’s done, there are special statutes that apply. Again, all of these things are subject to very particular facts and circumstances that are unique to your case. You need an attorney to look at the particular circumstances of your case to make a decision as to which one may apply.
The laws may change in the state of Florida. It may no longer be four years. That is why it is imperative that, if you have a question, you contact an attorney immediately so that they can help you determine what the current statute of limitations is for your case to determine if you have a viable claim.


If your civil rights have been violated in Florida, you may want to know how long you have to file a claim.
Contact the experienced Pensacola civil rights attorneys at McKenzie Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation.
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