A car accident is a scary, painful, and confusing experience, and after an accident it can be difficult to know what to do or how to get compensated for the harm you have suffered. In Winter Garden, The Benenati Law Firm has helped many victims of car accidents receive full compensation for their claims and hold those accountable for the harm they cause behind the wheel.

Florida Car Accident Law

Florida law dictates the amount of time a car accident victim has to file a lawsuit for personal and property damage, known as the statute of limitations. You have four years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit, otherwise, you risk the court tossing the lawsuit and barring your recovery.

This is also one of the few “no-fault” states for car accidents, which means that after an accident you must first file a claim with your own insurance company for personal injury protection (PIP). Florida law requires that all in-state drivers carry PIP insurance and utilize it after a car accident. PIP coverage covers your losses to a certain point, regardless of who caused the accident. Claims for compensation are only for damages that go above and beyond the PIP coverage.