How Late is “Too Late” to Sue for a Car Accident?

If you or a loved one have been in a car accident, it’s normal to not know what to do. Even after the accident has already taken place, you may feel shaken up or scared. A car accident is not something to be taken lightly. You may have lost a loved one, had to pay medical bills, or more. 

That’s why our West Palm Beach car accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo are here to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Don’t wait any longer to obtain the compensation that will help you or your family get through the rest of their lives.

Lawsuit Deadlines

If you have had a car accident, you have a limited time to file a claim. In Florida, you have exactly four years from the date of the accident to file a claim. This means, if you miss the deadline, the court will likely dismiss your case. 

However, there are a few exceptions. The injured person may have been a minor, or your injury didn’t show up until several months after the accident. In these cases, you will likely still want to file sooner rather than later.

Our attorneys will go over your case and help you assess when is the best time to file. 

What Should I Do Before I File a Claim?

If you act within these state deadlines to file a claim, it’s not too late to file a lawsuit and get the compensation you’re due. However, there are also steps you may need to take before your file. For example, you may need to contact your insurance company. 

Since Florida is considered a no-fault state, you will need to first file a claim with your own insurance. Keep in mind that your insurance won’t help you with all your expenses. Insurance is typically limited to lost income and medical expenses, as they will not cover non-economic damage. This is one reason we believe you should file a claim with the state right away.

In addition, you may need to seek medical attention. In some circumstances, such as for the personal injury protection (PIP) Florida insurance requirements, you need to seek medical treatment within fourteen days of your accident.

Call a West Palm Beach Car Accident Lawyer

The trauma brought on by a car accident far extends the moment of the accident. It is normal to not only have financial issues but also emotional and mental suffering because of the accident. If you work with a West Palm Beach car accident attorney at the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, we will help you file your claim and guide you through your trail

Whether you have spent money on medical bills and therapy, have lost money because of your inability to work, or a loved one has passed away as a result of your car accident, you deserve to be compensated. Don’t feel like you are alone ever again. Reach out to us at 561-659-6366 or fill out a contact form for a free case review at the bottom of this page.