Regardless of who is to blame for your collision, Florida has specific vehicle accident legislation that drivers must follow after every road accident. The first step is to ensure you have the coverage you are required to have.
In Florida, the comparative fault system is used, which implies that those involved in a vehicle accident share some of the guilt. This also means that your lawsuit must meet specific eligibility requirements.
Eligibility to exit the no-fault system implies that your case contains a certain number of medical expenses or that you have suffered a significant injury. Injuries that are considered to be “serious” must include one or more of the following:
- Life-long impact on quality of life
- On-going medical care
The statute of limitations in Florida is four years after an accident. It is critical to file a claim with your insurance or lawyer as soon as possible, since the sooner you do so, the higher your chances for obtaining compensation are. Claims that are filed beyond this four-year period will be dismissed (with certain exceptions) and will not be taken as seriously as they would if filed on time.