Car accidents are frightening, and in many cases, they can cause very serious damage. If were injured as a passenger in a car accident, you are most likely wondering where to go from here, as you do not want to sue your friend or relative, however, you still need monetary compensation to heal. Read on and reach out to our Florida personal injury attorney to learn more about how these situations work and how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Will I have to sue the driver if I was injured as a passenger in a car accident?
To start, the party you sue depends on the circumstances of your car accident. For example, if you were injured as a passenger in an accident caused by a motorist other than the driver of your vehicle, then you will most likely sue the other motorist for financial compensation. However, if you are injured as a passenger in a car accident that was caused by the driver of your vehicle, you are most likely worried that you will then have to sue your friend or relative for the compensation you need to heal. Fortunately, we can tell you that in these cases, you are not suing your friend directly; instead, you are actually suing your friend’s insurance company.
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How long will I have to sue for financial compensation after an accident in Florida?
The statute of limitations is the amount of time that individuals have to sue the party responsible for their injuries. In many cases, after an accident, people will choose to wait to see if their injuries heal on their own. While this is understandable, it is critical that you understand that if you wait past the statute of limitations, you will most likely be permanently barred from suing. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, in most cases, four years. Do not wait any longer than four years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. We are ready to assist you today.
Contact our experienced Orlando firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.