Fort Lauderdale, FL asked in Car Accidents for Florida

Q: I had an accident in May 14 2020, now the owner is suing for damages in May 9 2024 how long does a person have to file

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Roberto M. Vazquez
Roberto M. Vazquez
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If the accident was before March 2023 the statute of limitations is generally 4 years. If you had insurance at the time of the accident make sure to reach out to them so they can provide you with an attorney. If you did not have insurance, or did not have bodily injury coverage, you'll probably want to speak with a private accident defense attorney. Best of luck!

Stephen Arnold Black , Charles M. Baron and Tim Akpinar agree with this answer

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: As Attorney Vazquez points out, accidents occurring prior to March 2023 are governed by the old statute of limitations for personal injury cases which is 4 years. Accidents occurring after March 2023 are now governed by a 2 year limitations period. Since your accident occurred May 2020, the 4 year limitation period applies.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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