When to File an Auto Accident Claim

There Is No Time to Waste after Your Accident—Call John Bales Attorneys.

If you’ve been in an accident, the clock is ticking to file a claim for damages. And, if you wait too long, you could lose out on the money you deserve for your medical care, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other expenses.

Let’s talk about when you should file an accident claim and how John Bales Attorneys might be able to help.

In Florida, there are time limits for filing an injury claim. Depending on the nature of the accident, these time limits may vary.

For instance, if you were in an auto accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, you have 4 years from the date of the accident to file a claim against the at fault party. However, if someone involved in that same accident doesn’t have insurance or is underinsured, you have 5 years from the date of the accident to file a claim. John Bales Attorneys can help you determine the appropriate time period.

Although these time limits seem long, waiting to file could be a big mistake.

The insurance company could start building a case against you just hours after an accident, so the sooner you file a claim after an accident, the better. Because memories fade, documents get lost, and photos can’t be retaken, call the accident attorneys at John Bales Attorneys right now. We’ll investigate your case and fight the insurance company for the money and medical care you need.

Don’t take the chance of important evidence being lost forever. Contact John Bales Attorneys today, and we’ll get started on your case right away. The consultation is free and you don’t pay us anything unless we recover money for you.

Because Life Doesn’t Wait, you need John Bales Attorneys.

Your auto accident has left you hurting, unable to return to work, and facing countless medical bills and living expenses that you cannot afford. You know you need to contact a lawyer, but you are hesitant to make the call. However, the longer you wait to contact an attorney, the less likely it is that you will get the full compensation you are owed.

At John Bales Attorneys, our auto accident lawyers are familiar with Florida’s statute of limitations laws. We also know that waiting too long to file an auto accident claim often means evidence crucial to your case may be lost forever. Do not wait to get legal help—call us at (800) 225-5564 or fill out a free initial consultation form today.

Florida Statute of Limitations Laws

Like most states, Florida has a time limit on filing claims for damages. For auto accidents, this law may vary depending on several factors:

  • Auto Accidents Involving NegligenceAccording to Florida state law, the statute of limitations for filing a claim for any personal injury caused by negligence—or carelessness—is 4 years from the date of the accident.
  • Auto Accidents Involving Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist CoverageIf you are involved in an auto accident with someone who does not have insurance—or who does not have enough insurance coverage to pay for damages—the statute of limitations for filing a claim is 5 years from the date of the accident.

Although it may seem like you have a long time to file a claim, it is important to remember that the sooner we can take action, the better. The insurance company may begin building its case against you in the days or even hours after the accident. Our law firm can help make it a fair fight.

John Bales Attorneys Wants to be Your Auto Accident Lawyer

Our legal team realizes that it is not enough to be fast—we also have to be compassionate and thorough. That is why we strive to learn as much as we can about you, your family, and your accident. And while we are building your case, we will give you regular updates on the progress we are making. Let us put our experience, resources, and knowledge of the law to work for you—call now.

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