My accident happened a while ago. Is there a deadline for filing a lawsuit?

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Yes. Like every other state, Florida has passed statute limitations that set deadlines by which you must file a lawsuit. All you must do to beat the statute of limitations is to file the case and have your application accepted by the court. Once this happens, you won’t need to worry about the statute of limitations, no matter how long it takes to resolve the case.

In Florida, the deadline for the personal injury statute of limitations is usually four years after the date of the accident. In a wrongful death case, the statute of limitations deadline usually is four years from the date that the victim died. One of the worst mistakes you can make in handling a claim is allowing an insurance company to use delaying tactics to lull you into missing the statute of limitations deadline. Once this happens, your claim is almost certainly dead.


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