Have You Been Hit By An Underinsured Driver?
Auto accidents are always unfortunate. No one wants to be in an accident in any circumstances. Although the situation is extremely challenging, in most cases the other driver’s insurance coverage will end up covering the costs of injuries and damages. However, when the other driver lacks adequate liability insurance, the injured party will not obtain compensation as easily.
If you have been injured in an auto accident caused by an underinsured driver, you are in for a more difficult fight. You need to work with an attorney who will advocate for you and help you pursue the compensation you need.
Attorney Douglas G. Jackson serves auto accident victims in St. Petersburg and throughout the surrounding areas of Florida. At The Law Firm of Douglas G. Jackson, you will find a lawyer who focuses on you, listens to you and creates a personalized legal strategy for your case. He will remain in contact with you to make sure you are up to speed on important case developments as he advocates for your interests.
Liability Insurance In Florida
Each state has different laws and requirements. In Florida, the law does not require drivers to carry bodily injury insurance. This means that the most common source for compensation in most accident claims may not be available in your case.
Although this lack of coverage can be a challenge, it does not mean that obtaining compensation will be impossible. Attorney Douglas Jackson can help you seek compensation through other sources, including:
- The other driver: Not having insurance does not nullify the other driver’s liability. In some cases, the other driver may prove to be a source of compensation.
- Your insurance company: If you have good insurance that covers your medical expenses and property damages from accidents, it will be a source of compensation.
- Other sources: In some cases, poor road maintenance is the cause of an accident. Other accident cases may involve faulty brakes or other defective auto parts. In these situations, a claim against another party could wield significant compensation for you.
Although there are challenges to obtaining compensation in underinsured motorist claims, there are options.