What is the Statute of Limitations for a Motorcycle Accident in the State of Florida?

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The statute of limitations is the prescribed time limit under Florida law in which a motorcyclist / biker needs to file a lawsuit enforce his or her rights. Generally, the statute of limitations is 4 years from the date of the motorcycle accident. If there is Uninsured Motorist motorcycle coverage in place, the statute of limitations could be as long as 5 years but only for the cause of action or case direction against the Uninsured Motorist / Underinsured Motorist motorcycle insurance company. If a death results from the motorcycle / automobile accident, the statute of limitations in Florida to bring an action for wrongful death is 2 years from the date of the accident.
While the statute of limitations in Florida does provide a fair amount of time to file a lawsuit, it is generally advisable to consult and work with a Florida personal injury / motorcycle injury attorney well before the running or near running of the statute of limitations. Florida laws pertaining to injured Florida bikers and motorcyclists are quite specific and unique. The laws are slightly different that for those injured while occupying an automobile or a truck. See Section 95.11 – Florida Statute of Limitations for time limits apply to accident cases, negligent cases, and other matters. See also Motorcycle Accidents in Florida.

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