Cocoa, FL asked in Car Accidents for Florida

Q: I was in a minor accident in a parking lot as I was exiting! My boss rear ended me! No police, No report!

We decided we’d each take care of our damages! His was a leased truck through Ford Mo Comp and his fathers construction company! 30 months ((Feb 2020) later his Ins Co now wants me to pay $1100!! I had $800 damage that I took care of! They determined I was at fault though no one ever called me to talk about what actually happened and there was no proper investigation! Is there a statue of limitations for a car crash with no report or are they just grasping at straws?

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
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  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, the statute of limitations that probably applies provides that neither he nor his insurance company can sue if the accident was more than four years ago. Although you should have reported it to your insurer back then, you might want to consider doing so now.

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Adam David Rieth
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Adam David Rieth
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes. Generally, the statute of limitations against the person who caused the crash is four years. If you go against your own insurance's uninsured/underinsured policy, that claim is generally 5 years; however, it is important that you reach out to an experienced car crash lawyer immediately to know all your options and timelines given all the facts.

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