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Gregory Perenich
4 June 2020

Car Accident Statute of Limitations in Florida

Watch this video to learn about the car accident statute of limitations in Florida and how to ensure your rights are protected within the time allowed.

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How long do I have to file a car accident claim in Florida?


One of the first questions clients have is, “How long do we have to file the case?” In Florida, if you’ve been injured in an automobile accident, in general, we have four years to properly and timely file the claim. That means that we have four years from the date of the accident to file the claim, or an action in court. There’s an extra year that will apply if we’re pursuing your own insurance company for uninsured motorist benefits because there is a five-year statute of limitations that applies in an uninsured motorist claim.
An uninsured motorist claim applies when the at-fault party’s insurance is not enough to fully pay your damages for your injuries. In the event that you have uninsured motorists or underinsured motorist coverage, then that will apply as well. The statute of limitations in Florida for filing a claim for automobile accident injuries is four years from the date of the accident.

Were you or a loved one seriously injured after a motor vehicle crash in Florida and have questions about the state’s car accident statute of limitations?
Contact our dedicated Tampa Bay car accident lawyers at Perenich Law Injury Attorneys today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation.
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