If you or a loved one was involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, getting the compensation you need can be difficult. However, you do not need to handle this alone. An uninsured motorist accident lawyer in Florida can help you explore your options to recover compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and other losses.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine offers legal services for victims of auto accidents. We can let you know how we might be able to help you during a free case evaluation. To schedule your free case consultation, contact our law office today at 1-800-747-3733.
A Florida Attorney Can Help You Explore Your Options for Recovery
Florida does not require drivers to hold bodily injury liability coverage (i.e., a policy that pays for any injuries the driver causes). This can make it difficult for injured parties to recover the compensation they need. However, you may have options. Our Florida car accident attorneys will help you navigate these options.
Your Personal Injury Protection Coverage
In any Florida accident, you will turn to your personal injury protection (PIP) policy to cover your losses. PIP covers 80 percent of your necessary medical expenses and 60 percent of your lost wages.
Per Florida’s 14-day rule, you must get medical care within 14 days of your accident to recover the compensation you need from your PIP policy.
Uninsured Motorist Protection
Another policy that can help protect you after an accident is uninsured motorist (UM) coverage. UM protection policies cover Florida drivers who suffer injury in crashes caused by a driver with no insurance.
This coverage is optional. Florida law requires you to reject this coverage in writing, so if you do not remember rejecting it, you may carry it.
Your UM policy limits will be the same as or higher than your bodily injury liability coverage limits.
Filing a Lawsuit Against the At-Fault Driver
If your injuries eclipse your PIP and UM coverages, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. We can help you determine if this is a viable option in your case.
A Florida Uninsured Motorist Accident Attorney Can Help You Recover Compensation
Several aspects of recovering compensation can be quite difficult. We can help.
Dealing with Insurers
Most people assume that they will only run into issues when they are dealing with another driver’s insurance company. Unfortunately, this is not always true. Insurers are businesses, and many will do what they can to protect their bottom line.
Sometimes this involves denying or devaluing claims — even those that their own policyholders file.
Our team will protect you from any tactics the insurance company uses to attempt to pay you less than you deserve — or to pay you nothing at all.
To avoid a claim denial, we will also help you file any necessary paperwork, ensuring the documentation is correct and complete.
Handling Your Case Against the At-Fault Driver
If we determine filing suit against the driver will be beneficial to you, we can handle it from start to finish. We can do any of the following for you:
- Help you establish that the other driver was at fault
- Gather evidence, talk to witnesses, and get the official police report.
- Help you pursue a settlement with the other driver to avoid a trial
- Give you legal counsel that helps you make the right decisions
Do Not Risk Missing Deadlines, Get Started Today
There are several different deadlines you must meet when attempting to recover compensation.
As we noted above, to obtain PIP compensation, you must receive medical care within 14 days of your accident. If you fail to do so, your insurer will likely bar you from filing a claim. There are several other deadlines for PIP coverage that are important to your claim.
You also only have four years to file suit against the driver. However, there are several tasks you must handle in that time. If you fail to sue within four years of the date of your accident, you will likely be unable to recover compensation.
Our team will ensure you meet all the necessary deadlines to recover the compensation you need after an accident with an uninsured motorist.
Schedule a Consultation With an Uninsured Motorist Accident Lawyer in Florida
If you or a loved one suffered injuries and other losses in an accident with an uninsured motorist, the Florida injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine may be able to help you recover the compensation you need.
We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis which means you do not owe us any fees until we win your case.
Get a free, no-obligation consultation from a car accident attorney in Florida who can answer your questions. For a free consultation, give us a call today: 1-800-747-3733.