With the rising number of car accidents in the United States each year, it’s important to stay focused when you’re out on the road. In fact, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reports that over 400,000 crashes happened in 2017 alone. If you happen to be involved in a car accident where you are not at fault, it’s imperative to check that the other party has insurance. That way, they can rightfully cover the costs of your repairs and recovery. Now, if you happen to be hit by an uninsured driver, there are certain tips you should be aware of.
If you were hit by an uninsured driver, you should first hire an attorney. He or she will help you gather all the data you need and will guide you through the process. There are a lot of pieces and parts when it comes to attaining all the necessary information from the accident. Your personal injury lawyer from The Ticktin Law Group will be with you every step of the way.
If it turns out that there is no way to collect from the uninsured driver, there are still opportunities to explore. You’ll have to file an uninsured motorist claim against your insurance provider. Make sure to listen to your personal injury attorney throughout this process so that you acquire the most money possible - more than just the cost of the actual damages.
In many uninsured driver claims, the insurance company covers actual damages. Actual damages are what can be measured in dollars and cents - the compensation paid for the harm, loss, or injury you suffered by the other party.
At The Ticktin Law Group, our attorneys are familiar with Florida’s uninsured/underinsured insurance laws. We also know that filing a claim sooner than later is crucial to your case. Just call us today at (561) 232-2222 or by completing our contact form here.