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Car Accident Statute of Limitations

Florida is a no-fault auto insurance state. This means that in most cases, car accident injury victims are required to go through their own insurance companies when trying to obtain compensation for accident-related losses regardless of who was at fault for the accident. However, in some cases injured parties are permitted to file lawsuits against those who caused their car accidents. Oftentimes, this is only possible when one of the victims suffered a serious injury that results in permanent disability or disfigurement. However, even injured parties who can satisfy these requirements can only file a claim or lawsuit if they do so within a certain period, known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is essentially a limit on the amount of time that you have to file a lawsuit. If you do not file before the expiration of that timeframe, you lose the right to bring any claim or lawsuit, forever. Errors involving statutes of limitations are responsible for many legal malpractice cases in Florida and around the United States. When a lawyer forgets or waits until the last minute and something goes wrong and he or she does not get the case filed on time, he or she has almost certainly committed malpractice. Whether you’ve been involved in a car wreck, a slip and fall, or any other type of accident where someone else’s negligence caused your injury, if you are thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit in Florida, it is vital for you to understand and comply with the statute of limitations for your personal injury case. In this blog post, we will discuss the statute of limitations for Florida personal injury cases.  Statutes of limitations vary from state to state and from one type of case to another. Common time limits for personal injury cases are two years or three years. In other words, although statutes of limitations range from less than two years to more than three years, two-year and three-year limitations periods are common among most states. In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is four years. This law is called a statute of limitations. Under Florida’s statute of limitations for personal injury cases, you have four years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit in Florida’s civil courts. This means that you must file your lawsuit within four years of the date that the personal injury occurred. The time period is usually measured from the day that the personal injury occurred. If you fail to file a lawsuit—you lose the right to bring a lawsuit forever. Thus, if the statute of limitations deadline passes, you cannot file a lawsuit and consequently you also cannot bring an insurance claim or any other claim for your injuries. Your right to compensation for your injuries expires when the statute of limitations period runs out.

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Every day, thousands of Floridians experience personal injuries. Injuries may be sustained in a car accident, a slip and fall at a grocery store or on a sidewalk, a defective product or one of many other causes, people often do not know under what circumstances someone else may be at fault for their injuries. In addition, the legal system is complex and often frightening to a person with no legal training. No matter the type of injury sustained, all injury victims must prove fault to obtain compensation. The personal injury lawyers at Suarez & Montero have the resources and experience to successfully accomplish your goal of receiving maximum compensation for your personal injury claim. Our firm believes that the top priority for our clients should be recovering from their injury in order to return to their normal everyday lives. That is why we offer our legal services with no money down and no fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation in your case. Our attorneys are ready to provide proven legal representation and stand ready to protect your rights. We are available 24/7 to give you a free, no risk case consultation!

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