Written by attorney Cameron D. Simpson

What is the statute of limitations to bring a Florida auto accident case?

The statute of limitations means the time within which you have to file a claim for either the automobile accident, or the personal injury, or the wrongful death. It depends upon what kind of automobile accident it is. If it is just an automobile accident, then you have four years from the date of the accident. If it's a wrongful death case, then you have two years from the date of the accident or two years from the date that the person died if the death occurs after the accident. If you don't file your claim within that time period, then your claim is barred forever, and you cannot obtain the compensation that you need from the at fault driver.

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