Category: Uninsured Motorist Claims
Drivers need to be in control of their vehicle at all times and if they are negligent or careless, they can be held responsible when their behavior causes an accident to occur. In most cases, drivers make conscious choices that lead to crashes -- like speeding or running a red light. If a driver makes an error or is more careless than a reasonable motorist would be, he can be held responsible for a collision when victims pursue a claim with the help of a Ft. Myers personal injury lawyer like...
Just about everyone who operates an automobile in Florida and elsewhere throughout the country knows that he or she should carry a certain amount of auto insurance in order to be in compliance with the law. Still, despite a toughening of the laws and a crackdown on uninsured motorists in recent years, Florida continues to have some of the highest numbers of uninsured motorists in the U.S.
"Although UM (uninsured/underinsured) insurance is not mandatory in Florida, many people realize its importance when it is too late. UM covers medical, lost wages, and pain and suffering after PIP (personal insurance protection) has been exhausted and when an at-fault driver has been determined to have no, or not enough, insurance," says Naples Accident Attorney, Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.
What happens if you are in an accident with an uninsured/underinsured motorist? Ft. Myers, Florida Personal Injury Attorney has the answer.September 19, 2012 | Category: Uninsured Motorist Claims
Despite the Florida law requiring motorists to carry a minimum coverage of $10,000 personal injury protection (PIP) and $10,000 property damage liability (PDL), people involved in accidents may find that the driver causing the accident does not have this insurance or is underinsured. What should they do?