If I was in an auto accident about 40 months ago, is it too late for me to sue the at-fault driver?

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If I was in an auto accident about 40 months ago, is it too late for me to sue the at-fault driver?

I was injured and taken via ambulance to the hospital. I had X-rays and was discharged. About 1 1/2 years ago I started suffering from lower back and hip pain. don’t know if the accident caused this or not.

Asked on January 26, 2015 under Personal Injury, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

It appears that you still have time--but not a lot. The statute of limitations for personal injury (and, for that matter, for damage to your property, such as your car) in your state is 4 years, or 48 months. If the accident was 40 months ago, you should still have time to sue, but should not waste time--you should consult with a personal injury attorney (many provide free initial consultations: you can check on this before making the appointment) as soon as possible.


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