You are driving on Coral Way in Miami when another driver slams into the back of your vehicle. The entire rear end of your car is damaged and will need extensive repairs. In addition, you suffer serious injuries including a sprained shoulder, fractured wrist, and whiplash. You decide you want to hire an attorney. Our team of experienced Miami car accident lawyers want to be sure you are prepared for this meeting. Below are some important questions you should ask a lawyer during a free, initial consultation:
- How Long Do I Have to Take Legal Action?
This is an important question to have the answer to since every civil claim is governed by a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is an arbitrary time limit established by a state legislature providing a window of time for you to take legal action against an alleged at-fault party. Statutes of limitations vary state by state and by the injury you suffered. The statute of limitations also changes based upon the party you are taking action against. This means there may only be a short time to file a lawsuit, depending on who you are filing the suit against. If you fail to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, you may be barred from pursuing a financial recovery for your injuries.