Motorcycles, by design, do not provide any safety to the rider in case of an accident. Motorcyclists involved in accidents with larger vehicles can experience severe or permanent injuries or even death.
Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Accident Claims in Florida
The statute of limitations is when you must take legal action after a crime or accident. These are the typical statute of limitations regarding motorcycle accidents:
- Personal injury claim: You have up to 4 years from the date of the accident to pursue legal action
- Product liability claim: Victims of motorcycle accidents have up to 4 years to file a product liability claim
- Wrongful death claim: Surviving family members get two years from the date of the accident to file a wrongful death claim
- Claims against government entities: If your accident claim is due to the fault of a government driver or poor road conditions, you have up to 3 years to file a lawsuit