Yes, if you were in a car accident without car insurance, you may be eligible to recover compensation from the at-fault driver in Orlando, FL, even if you do not have car insurance.
There are several different outcomes for these cases, depending on the following factors:
- If no one was injured, Florida’s no-fault laws take over. This requires each party to rely on their insurance company to compensate them for the damage their vehicles sustained. Without an insurance company to turn to, these costs would come directly out of your pocket.
- If someone was injured and the accident was your fault, you can be held liable for the full scope of the resulting damages. Without an insurance policy to protect you, these costs would be your personal responsibility.
- If you were injured and the accident was not your fault, you may be able to seek damages from the liable party or their insurance company. You retain this right regardless of whether you have car insurance of your own.
Your lawyer can explain the options that may be available to you after investigating the details of your case.
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Potential Consequences After an Accident
It is illegal to drive without insurance in Florida. Even if the car accident was not your fault, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) can respond by suspending your driver’s license, license plate, vehicle tags, and registration afterward. These penalties can be reduced or potentially avoided if you can prove that you purchased insurance after the accident, depending on whether your accident involved a bodily injury or property damage.
You Can Still Pursue Damages
The DHSMV suspensions do not affect your ability to file a lawsuit against the party responsible for your accident. Examples of potentially recoverable damages include:
- Hospital fees
- Doctor’s fees
- Emergency transportation
- Prescription medication
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Lost wages for the time spent away from work during recovery
- Diminished earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from working in the future
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
These are not the only damages to which you may be entitled. A car accident lawyer can help you gather the evidence necessary to build a strong case that supports your claim for compensation.
Get Started Today
Our team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine wants to protect your right to compensation and help you prove your case in court. We can also offer advice on how to protect your rights and appeal the suspension of your driving privileges. If you have been injured in a car accident but don’t have car insurance, remember that you can still get compensation in Orlando, and contact our firm today at 1-800-747-3733 to learn more about how we may be able to help you during a free consultation.