It depends on the statute of limitations in your state. In Florida it's 4 years and they would be able to bring suit. Your insurance company should be taking care of this, however, and advising you on what has been happening with the claim. They will also provide you with an attorney to defend any suit brought against you as long as you had the necessary coverage.
First, if you had insurance at the time of the accident, you should alert them and let them handle it. That is why you have insurance. To address your question more directly, assuming this was an Ohio collision, suit must be filed with in 2 years. If you have just received a summons and complaint, check the date it was filed to see if it was within the 2 year limit. Best wishes.
If the statute of limitations in Ohio has not run then any lawsuit would be dismissed. I believe the statute of limitations in Ohio on an auto injury claim is 2 years so it may be too late.
If a lawsuit is still available to the person you hit they would have to show damages to that amount.
If you have insurance, then you should report any lawsuit immediately and allow the company to handle the claim.
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Yes, they can sue you for whatever amount they deem appropriate. Cooperate with your insurance company and let them handle this for you.
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