Were you or a loved injured or killed in a car accident caused by an uninsured motorist, or a motorist who did not carry a sufficient amount of insurance coverage? If so, a Fort Myers uninsured motorist lawyer can help you obtain the justice you deserve. Call the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. today at (888) 477-4839 for a free consultation.
Florida Laws Regarding Motorist Insurance
Insurance companies in Florida that sell automobile insurance are required to offer people uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. Even if the driver who hit you or a family member does not have insurance, or has little insurance coverage, you may be entitled to compensation under your own personal automobile insurance policy or the insurance policy of a family member. You also may be entitled to compensation from a relative's insurance policy. These alternatives exist under Florida law precisely to deal with circumstances such as these, where the driver who caused the accident has insufficient or no insurance coverage, or where the driver to blame cannot be identified for various reasons.
Randall L. Spivey is a Fort Myers uninsured motorist lawyer experienced in representing drivers who have been injured or killed as a result of the negligence of uninsured or underinsured motorists. Our goal is to obtain compensation for the victim of the accident and his or her family, regardless of the insurance coverage available to the person who caused the accident. This means that we sometimes must look to alternate sources of recovery for our clients, including employers, relatives, businesses, and even the victim’s own insurance company.
The uninsured motorist coverage that insurers are required to offer in the state of Florida includes protection from "phantom" drivers who leave the scene of accidents, hit-and-run drivers, and drivers who cause accidents but are never identified. Florida law allows a victim of an uninsured motorist to bring an action directly against his or her own automobile insurance company in order to provide coverage for the accident.
Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident? Contact Us for a Free Consultation with a Fort Myers Uninsured Motorist Lawyer
If you or a family member were injured or killed in an accident involving an uninsured motorist, or a driver who did not have sufficient insurance coverage, please contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., today for a free consultation. Please take the opportunity to meet with your lawyer so that you can get a clear assessment of any claim for compensation that you might have. Then you can discuss all of your options with an experienced professional who truly has your best interests at heart. There are no fees or costs for you to pay until and unless you win financial compensation for your losses.
Please visit our settlements and verdicts page to view the results in some of the uninsured motorist cases and other cases handled by Randall L. Spivey.
More Helpful Information
Fort Myers Personal Injury Attorney Randall L. Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. achieved a settlement for a Lee County female client who was injured after a large pick-up truck crossed the centerline of the road. The pick-up truck caused her to take evasive action which led to her crash. The pick-up truck driver fled the scene and was never identified. https://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/settlement-for-client-injured-by-uninsured-motorist/
What happens if you are involved in an accident with an uninsured/underinsured motorist?
Despite the Florida law requiring motorists to carry 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?