Our client, we’ll call her “Jane,” was driving in downtown Orlando, Florida. She saw that the light was turning yellow up ahead, so she began to slow down. As she came to a complete stop, she looked up in her rear-view mirror to see a big SUV barreling toward her. The driver of the SUV smacked into our client’s car, backed up, and then drove a quarter of a mile down the road. Our client followed the at fault driver into the parking lot of a convenience store, where she called the police.
As it turned out, the at fault driver didn’t have any auto insurance or assets. Luckily, Jane had uninsured motorist coverage or “UM” on her own insurance policy. She also had a great job and good health benefits, and thus she was able to get the medical care she needed. Ultimately, we were able to get Jane compensated through her own UM insurance policy.
This is an important lesson to anyone reading. Bodily injury coverage is not one of the types of auto insurance that is required under Florida law. Thus, you may get injured through no fault of your own, and you may not be able to get any compensation from the at fault driver’s insurance policy. In these cases, it’s critical to have uninsured motorist coverage or underinsured motorist coverage. These types of policies can be an absolute life saver.
Were You Injured in a Car Accident in Orlando, Florida?
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a car accident in Orlando, you should speak with a skilled and aggressive Orlando car accident lawyer as soon as possible because you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Please don’t hesitate to contact us on our website, or you can call our Orlando, Florida personal injury law firm today at (321) 352-7588 to schedule your free consultation by phone.
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