If the insurance company is the insurer for the driver of the other vehicle your lawsuit would be against the driver or vehicle owner, not the insurance company. Talk to an attorney as soon as possible to address the statute of limitations issue. It is generally four years but consult an attorney immediately to be sure of your rights. I am in Orlando and can meet with you to discuss the matter (407) 392-1872
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You need to talk with a local personal injury attorney ASAP regarding any potential statute of limitations issues.
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Each state has its own statutes of limitations for various types of actions. If you are talking about an accident which took place in the State of Florida, the tort statute of limitations is 4 years in Florida.
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You can sue after any date of loss up to four years. It depends on the reason for the law suit there may be delays. You sue the individual if you are suing the driver that caused the crash but you sue your insurance company for not settling with you properly or reasonably. There is a pre trial order if cases is filed in circuit court but you must meet the requirements to file case in circuit court. This process is complicated and a mine field so I would recommend call an attorney that truely litigates cases not an attorney that only negotiates and settles cases. Good luck. Let me know if I could help further.
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You can only sue the driver. The insurance company has a duty to the driver to indemnify, that is pay the debts, the defendant up to the policy limits.
Consult a local attorney. You only get one chance to pursue a claim and if you make a mistake (improper pleadings, improper notice to all applicable Insurance carriers, even your own, failure to properly respond to discovery, etc.) you could compromise your ability to recover.
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When suing an at fault party in a general negligence case (I.e., auto case as posted above), the statute of limitations is four (4) years from the date of the loss. The requirements to be pled in a compliant are too numerous to detail in the amount of space we are given to respond. Please consult a local attorney personal injury if you are injured.
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In Florida, 4 years from the date of accident to sue anyone for negligence; 5 years from date of accident to sue your own carrier for UM benefits, breach of contract.
Hire a lawyer ASAP, you do not want to be in a situation where process decides your claim; you deserve your "day in court". Your case should be resolved on the merits, one way or the other.
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