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Personal injury law involves civil claims in which an individual is injured through the negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct of another person, a company, or property owner. A personal injury lawsuit may arise from physical or emotional injuries. Personal injury law compensates individuals injured as a result of another's negligence or intentional misconduct. Personal injury laws vary from state to state. If you believe you have a personal injury claim, you should contact a personal injury lawyer in Florida to evaluate your claim.

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Florida follows a pure comparative negligence system.  With this system, a judge or jury assigns a percentage of fault to each responsible party and then apportions the damage award accordingly.  Using this system, an injured person may recover his or her damages even if the injured person was 99% at fault in causing the injury, with those damages reduced by his or her portion of the fault.  For example, in a car accident between Dave and Debbie where Debbie was found to be 99% responsible, and the jury found that Debbie suffered $10,000 in damages, that award would be reduced by Debbie’s 99% fault in causing the injury.  In the end, Dave would only have to pay 1% of Debbie’s damages, or $100 in this case.   

Click here to read about contributory vs. comparative negligence.    

A statute of limitations is a type of law that restricts the period of time that a person may initiate legal proceedings.  Time limits can vary depending on the type of case and the state where the particular cause of action occurred. To learn more about statutes of limitations, read our Statute of Limitations page. To see a state by state comparison chart for the personal injury statute of limitations for each state, read our Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Actions page.

Florida Statutes of Limitations

In April 2006, the Florida legislature abandoned the doctrine of joint and several liability and adopted a pure several liability approach in cases with multiple defendants.  As a result, the amount that each defendant is financially liable is proportionate to his or her share of the fault.  In other words, a defendant that caused the majority of the damages will be responsible for a majority of the financial judgment. 

Click here for more about Joint and Several Liability.

One of the best ways to research personal injury lawyers in Florida is to contact courts in FL and ask them for information about the personal injury attorneys who utilize their legal facilities when they bring personal injury cases to court. We have compiled a list below of some courts in Florida to get you started:

Supreme Court
Florida Supreme Court
500 South Duval Street
Tallahassee FL 32399-1927
850-488-0125

District Courts of Appeals
First District Court of Appeals
301 S. Martin Luther King Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850-487-1000

Second District Court of Appeals
1005 E. Memorial Boulevard
Lakeland, FL 33801
863-499-2290

Second District Court of Appeals
1700 North Tampa Street, Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33602
863-499-2290

Third District Court of Appeals
2001 S.W. 117 Avenue
Miami, FL 33175-1716
305-229-3200

Fourth District Court of Appeals
1525 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-242-2000

Fifth District Court of Appeals
300 S. Beach Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
386-947-1500

Circuit Courts
First Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Escambia County
M.C. Blanchard Courthouse
190 Governmental Center
Pensacola, FL 32502
850-595-3500

First Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Santa Rosa County
Santa Rosa County Courthouse
6865 S. W. Caroline St.
Milton, FL 32570
850-623-3159

First Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Okaloosa County
Okaloosa County Courthouse
101 James Lee Blvd. East
Crestview, FL 32536
850-651-7497

First Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Walton County
Walton County Courthouse
571 Hwy. 90 East
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
850-651-7497

Second Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
Clerk of the Circuit Court
301 S. Monroe St. Room #241A
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-577-4170

Third Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
P.O. Drawer 1569
Lake City, FL 32056-1569
386-758-2163

Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Duval County Courthouse
330 E. Bay Street, Room 220
Jacksonville, FL 32202-2921
904-630-2564

Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Clay County Courthouse
825 North Orange Avenue
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
904-269-6302

Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Nassau County Judicial Annex
76347 Veterans Way
Yulee, FL 32097
904-548-4600

Fifth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Citrus County Courthouse
110 North Apopka Avenue
Inverness, FL 34450
352-341-6700

Fifth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Hernando County Courthouse
20 North Main Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
352-754-4284

Fifth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Lake County Judicial Center
550 West Main Street
Tavares, FL 32778
352-742-4100

Fifth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Marion County Judicial Center
110 NW First Avenue
Ocala, FL 34475
352-401-6700

Fifth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Sumter County Courthouse
225 East McCollum Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513
352-658-6628

Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Pinellas County
Clearwater Courthouse
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-464-3000

Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Pasco County
38053 Live Oak Avenue
Dade City, FL 33525
727-847-2411

Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Flagler County Courthouse
200 E. Moody Boulevard
Bunnell, FL 32110
386-437-7414

Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Putnam County Courthouse
410 St. Johns Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177
386-329-0361

Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – St. Johns County Courthouse
4010 Lewis Speedway
St. Augustine, FL 32084
904-819-3600

Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Volusia County Courthouse
101 N. Alabama Avenue
DeLand, FL 32724
386-736-5915

Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Volusia County Justice Center
251 N. Ridgewood Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
386-736-5915

Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Alachua Criminal Justice Center
220 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601-6538
352-337-6277

Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Alachua Family/Civil Justice Center
201 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601-3456
352-374-3648

Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Baker County Courthouse
339 E Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063-2294

Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Bradford County Courthouse
945 N Temple Avenue
Starke, FL 32091-2110

Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Gilchrist County Courthouse
112 S. Main Street
Trenton, FL 32693-3200

Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Levy County Courthouse
355 S. Court Street
Bronson, FL 32621-6520

Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Union County Courthouse
55 W. Main Street
Lake Butler, FL 32054-1600

Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Orange County Courthouse
425 N. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
407-836-2047

Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Osceola County Courthouse
2 Courthouse Square
Kissimmee, FL 34741
407-836-2047

Tenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Hardee County
412 W. Orange Street
Wauchula, FL 33873
863-773-4174

Tenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Highlands County
430 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
863-402-6565

Tenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Polk County
255 N. Broadway Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
863-534-4000

Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center
175 N.W. 1st Avenue
Miami, FL 33128
305-275-1155

Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Dade County Courthouse
73 West Flagler
Miami, FL 33130
305-275-1155

Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building
1351 N.W. 12th Street
Miami, FL 33125
305-275-1155

Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Coral Gables District Court
3100 Ponce de Leon
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305-275-1155

Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Miami Beach Court Facility
1130 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-275-1155

Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – North Dade Justice Center
15555 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33160
305-275-1155

Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – South Dade Justice Center
10710 S.W. 211 Street
Miami, FL 33189
305-275-1155

Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Hialeah Courthouse
11 East 6th Street
Hialeah, FL 33010
305-275-1155

Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – DeSoto County
115 Oak Street, Suite 201
Arcadia, FL 34266
863-993-4644

Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Manatee County
1115 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34206
941-748-4501, ext. 4524

Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Sarasota County
Judicial Center
2002 Ringling Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34237
941-861-7800

Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Sarasota (South County)
R.L. Anderson Building
South County Courthouse
4000 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL 34293

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Hillsborough County
800 E. Twiggs Street
Tampa, FL 33602
813-272-5894

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Bay County
300 East 4th Street
O.O. Box 2269
Panama City, FL 32401
850-747-5102

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Calhoun County Courthouse
20859 East Central Avenue
Blountstown, FL 32424
850-674-4545

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Gulf County Courthouse
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Boulevard
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-6113

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Holmes County Courthouse
201 North Oklahoma Street
P.O. Box 397
Bonifay, FL 32425
850-547-1101

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Jackson County Courthouse
4445 Lafayette Street
P.O. Box 510
Marianna, FL 32446
850-482-9552

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Washington County Courthouse
1293 Jackson Avenue
P.O. Box 647
Chipley, FL 32428
850-638-6285

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Main Judicial Complex
205 North Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-355-2431

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – North County Courthouse
3188 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410-2802
561-624-6601

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – West County Courthouse, Belle Glade
38844 State Road 80
Belle Glade, FL 33430
561-996-4840

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – South County Courthouse
200 West Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
561-274-1544

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Criminal Justice Complex
3228 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
561-688-4628

Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Key West Courthouse
502 Whitehead St.
Key West, FL 33040
305-292-3423

Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Marathon Courthouse
3117 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL 33050
305-289-6030

Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Plantation Key Courthouse
88820 Overseas Highway
Tavernier, FL
305-852-1469

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Brevard County
Moore Justice Center
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940
321-637-5413

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Brevard County
Titusville Courthouse
506 S. Palm Avenue
Titusville, FL 32796

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Brevard County
Melbourne Courthouse
51 Nieman Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32901

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Seminole County
Criminal Justice Center

101 Bush Boulevard
Sanford, FL 32773
407-665-4450

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Seminole County
Civil Courthouse

301 N. Park Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771
407-665-4330

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Seminole County
Juvenile Justice Center
190 Bush Boulevard
Sanford, FL 32773

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Indian River County Courthouse
2000 16th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32960
772-770-5054

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Saint Lucie County Courthouse
281 S. 2nd Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
772-462-1472

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Okeechobee County Courthouse
312 N.W. 3rd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-763-1122

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Martin County Courthouse
100 SE Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34994
772-223-4827

Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Charlotte County Justice Center
P.O. Box 511687
Punta Gorda, FL 33951
941-637-2279

Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Collier County Government Complex
P.O. Box 413044
Naples, FL 34101
239-732-2646

Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Glades County Courthouse
P.O. Box 10
Moore Haven, FL 33471
863-946-6010

Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Hendry County Courthouse
P.O. Box 1760
LaBelle, FL 33975
863-675-5201

Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida – Lee County Justice Center
P.O. Box 2469
Fort Myers, FL 33902
239-335-2283

 
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