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statute of limitations; tort

What is the statute of limitations for a tort (automobilel accident) in florida?

Asked on 5/23/01, 12:09 pm

4 Answers from Attorneys

Peter Gonzalez Sanchez-Medina, Gonzalez, Quesada, Lage, Crespo, Gomez & MachadoLLP

Re: statute of limitations; tort

In Florida, four (4) years. For Uninsured Motorist (UM) claim, five (5) years. Good luck.

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Answered on 5/30/01, 3:05 pm

Michael Tobin Michael M. Tobin, P.A.

Re: statute of limitations; tort

Four (4) years.

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Answered on 5/30/01, 3:09 pm

Re: statute of limitations; tort

You have four years to file suit. Once suit is filed than the statute does not run anymore and your suit could extend beyond that time period. If it for uninsured motorist (against your own policy) the time limit is 5 years. If your accident happened in the Tampa Bay are give ma a call 727-822-5973 and I will be happy to answer any more questions. Sincerely, Mary Halpin

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Answered on 5/30/01, 3:13 pm
Nick Pizzolatto, Jr. Pizzolatto Law Office

Re: statute of limitations; tort

Apparently this was sent to me because the

state(s)were listed as FL (LA). Actions in Louisiana for damages suffered in automobile accidents have a PRESCRIPTION PERIOD (statute of limitations)of one (1) year against the party causing the accident, and two (2) years if suing under the uninsured/underinsured portion of the insurance policy covering the vehicle you are in or you usually drive.

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Answered on 5/31/01, 8:20 pm

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