How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a car accident?

by | Jul 2, 2020

If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident that was caused by a negligent driver, Florida law states that you may be able to seek financial compensation from the at-fault party. However, an injured party must file a personal injury lawsuit within a specific time frame or their right to file the injury claim “expires.”

These expiration dates are known as “statutes of limitations,” and it’s critical that you be aware of what time limitations apply to your particular case and take the right steps at the right time to successfully recover the compensation you deserve. Failing to file your lawsuit on time could result in your injury claim being rejected by a judge, regardless of the proof you have.

In general, the Florida statute of limitations for car, truck, and motorcycle accident cases is four years from the date of the accident. However, wrongful death plaintiffs only have two years to file a lawsuit in Florida, including accidental deaths due to car, truck, and motorcycle crashes. Because the stakes are so high, it is always in your best interest to speak to a qualified personal injury and accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Your window to get compensated for your losses is closing. Call us at (561)372-3800 to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.

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