On March 24, 2023, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Florida House Bill 837 in to law. The new law has major alterations to personal injury claims that will impact Florida claimants. While Florida House Bill 837 had honorable goals to stabilize the insurance market and allegedly bring down the cost of insurance for Floridians. It has been a law since March but have you received any discounts on your insurance policies? We didn’t think so… The reality is that this law will make it more difficult for the injured to collect the damages they deserve and so far, we haven’t seen any reduction in premiums. The insurance companies are the only ones benefitting from this awful piece of legislation.
Some key changes:
- The statute of limitations in personal injury cases was reduced from four years to two years. A statute of limitation creates the time you have from the date of an injury or accident to take legal action. This change highlights how crucial it is to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer quickly after an accident or injury. Waiting too long to reach out to an attorney could harm your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve for your injuries.