How much time do I have to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit?

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and wish to take legal action against the responsible party in order to recover compensation, you have a set time period in which to file a personal injury lawsuit. This timeframe is called the statute of limitations and varies depending on the type of case. When the statute of limitations expires, accident victims are no longer allowed to recover damages for their injuries.

The statute of limitations in Florida for suing a negligent driver who caused a motorcycle accident is four years from when the crash occurred. Once the four-year time limit expires, the case is unlikely to get a hearing in court. As a result, it is best to speak to a motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible after your crash in order to make sure your claim is filed well before the deadline passes.

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