I WAS HURT, BUT I WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO BRING A CLAIM?
Due to recent law changes, if you are hurt through no fault of your own, and your reason for being hurt
happened on March 24, 2023, or after, you now have two years to file a lawsuit. That is a very short
window of time. Florida law now has more hurdles for a citizen to receive fair compensation. Call us,
we got this!
Frequently Asked Questions
Often, the clients of Howell & Thornhill, P.A., have questions about the damage to their vehicle in a motor vehicle crash in Florida. Below are some of the questions we have heard from our clients in the past. For a complete explanation of your rights, please consult a lawyer with Howell & Thornhill, P.A., as each situation is different.
Does the other driver’s insurance have a responsibility to pay for a rental vehicle?
Howell & Thornhill, P.A., believes that the insurance for the driver that caused the crash has a duty to pay for a rental vehicle until they pay for the totaling out of your vehicle or until the repairs are complete. Insurance companies often refuse initially to pay for rental vehicles in the hopes they can avoid this expense.
If I do not actually rent a vehicle, does the other driver’s insurance have a responsibility to pay anything?
Yes. Howell & Thornhill, P.A., believes that the insurance company for the driver that caused the crash has a duty to pay for loss of use. So, if you lose the ability to use your vehicle for two weeks following the crash until the repairs are complete, the other driver’s insurance company should pay an amount for each day of the two weeks.