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Florida’s 2023 Tort Reform

by | May 3, 2024 | Firm News

In 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a tort reform bill in Florida. Some fundamental changes include:

  1. Reduction in Statute of Limitations: The deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit is reduced from four to two years from the date of injury.
  2. New Modified Comparative Negligence Law: Florida shifts to a “modified comparative negligence” system, where plaintiffs over 50% at fault cannot recover damages.
  3. Limits to Bad Faith Lawsuits Against Insurers: Insurers are protected from bad faith claims if they make a claim determination and payment within 90 days of receiving notice, and negligence alone is not considered bad faith.
  4. Medical Bills Admissible at Trial: Evidence of medical expenses must reflect the actual amount paid, regardless of the payment source.

If you’re injured in an accident, don’t worry about navigating Florida’s complex personal injury and insurance laws. Contact us for personalized legal advice and a free consultation to explore your options and hold the insurance company accountable.

The information provided on this page is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. Please contact a licensed attorney to discuss the facts and circumstances of your case.