Can I sue a company 10 years after a serious brain injury?

I seriously fractured my skull and damaged my brain at 12 years old in an accident

that occured at a church. Since, I have suffered a huge hit in massive loss of

joy in life and have had to go through much rehabilitation, counseling and have

costed my family a lot of money. I have been institutionalized as well and life

since this accident has been very difficult for me , Im not one to try to look

for ways to get money out of people but I do have countless medical documents to

back this up.. do I have a case?

Asked on March 2, 2016 under Personal Injury, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The "statute of limitations" is how long you have to file a suit; a lawsuit must be filed within the statutory time period. If it is not, it will be dismissed--you cannot sue after the time period has expired. Unfortunately, in your state, the statute of limitations for perosnal injury is only 4 years, so it would be too late to file a lawsuit, based on what you have written.


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