If I was hit by a drunk driver 20 months ago, is it too late to file a lawsuit for pain and suffering?

I was given money from his insurance company for the value of my vehicle because it was totaled. I started to receive treatment for pain after the accident but I left shortly after because I moved out of state.

Asked on July 15, 2012 under Personal Injury, Florida


Robert Slim / Robert C. Slim - Attorney at Law

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Each state has different rules regarding the time limit to file a lawsuit (also known as the "statute of limtiations").  For instance, the statute of limitations for a car accident case in Texas is two (2) years from the date of the accident.

david slater / david p.slater, esq.

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you sustained a "serious injury" the Statute of Limitations has not yet run.  However, check the general release you signed. It may have covered all of your potential claims.

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