What Should I do if I Was in an Accident With an Uninsured Motorist in Florida?

Mar 13, 2020 - Personal Injury

Auto accidents are extremely stressful and can cause serious injuries. Unfortunately, if you’ve been struck by an uninsured motorist, your situation may become even more complicated. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Florida personal injury attorney to learn more about car accidents and how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common types of car accidents?

Car accidents happen for several reasons, though they are generally a result of negligence. Rear-end collisions are perhaps the most common type of accident. These happen when one motorist tails another too closely. If the driver in front steps on his or her breaks, the driver behind may not have sufficient time to stop. These accidents are almost always the rear-ending driver’s fault. In other cases, we see head-on crashes, which generally happen as a result of one motorist traveling either on the wrong side of the road or the wrong way down a one-way street. Unfortunately, these accidents are often the most fatal. No matter your accident, if you feel you’ve been wrongly injured, you can count on our firm to help.

What happens if I’ve been hit by an uninsured motorist?

Though Florida does not require drivers to purchase uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, we strongly recommend you do, for this very situation. If a driver does not have insurance, you cannot sue his/her insurance company. Therefore, by purchasing UM insurance, you can actually file a claim against your own insurance to recover the compensation you need.

If you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist, the first thing you should do is call the police and write down his/her license plate number, especially since the driver does not have insurance information. After the police arrive, document the incident, and an ambulance transports you to a hospital, ensure you hire an experienced attorney you can trust. Our firm has helped countless individuals file these claims, which is why we know we have what it takes to do the same for you.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit after being injured in a car accident?

Florida’s statute of limitations states that individuals have four years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the party that caused their injuries. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long to file, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing. Ansbacher Law is here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve, every step of the way.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.

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