The pedestrian accident statute of limitations refers to the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim after an accident. Unlike many states, Florida gives you more breathing room on your deadline. If you were struck by a vehicle while walking in St. Petersburg, for instance, you will have four years from the date of the accident to file a claim.
You have four years from the date of your accident to bring your claim or settle it in civil court. It is not a deadline you can get an extension for, and if you try to bring your claim after four years, you will be barred from receiving compensation. Four years seems like a long time, but you should never delay in talking to an attorney. Your case is important, and you want it to be as successful as possible. Getting to an attorney as soon as possible is only going to benefit your case because they need time to build you a strong case.
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The St. Petersburg pedestrian accident attorneys of Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner are board certified trial lawyers, meaning that if court appearances are necessary for your case, we have the skills to fight on your behalf and achieve effective results. Because we understand that every case is unique and important to the people involved, we strive to provide you with the personal attention we believe you deserve as the victim of a pedestrian accident. If you need a strong and dedicated lawyer to guide you through your case, please do not hesitate to give us a call to set up a free consultation with our experienced St.