If you’ve been involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, you might be feeling like you have no options or legal recourse. Have no fear.
In this brief article, a Tampa car accident lawyer from our team at Inkelaar Law shares what you should do if you’ve been hit by an uninsured driver and have injuries and/or property damage.
If you’ve been involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, your first step should be to contact the police. The uninsured party may face legal consequences for driving while uninsured, but that’s not the motivation behind contacting police. The real reason to contact the police is to protect yourself and make sure that you have the correct information for the other party.
Unfortunately, if you choose to handle things under the table with the other driver, they may give you falsified information. The single best way to prevent that from happening is by involving the police.
Your insurance company may not always have your best interest at heart, but in Florida you are required to carry uninsured motorist coverage which can help you in this instance. Although your insurance limits may be quickly met and exceeded with the cost of damages and injuries, it is a good starting point when you are hoping to get back on the road quickly.
It’s important to remember that, while your insurance company will pursue the other party to repay the damages they cover on your behalf, they will not fight to get you additional compensation for ongoing injuries or pain and suffering that you are experiencing as a result of the accident.
You shouldn’t have to navigate handling an accident with an uninsured motorist on your own. Instead, contact a Tampa car accident attorney with Inkelaar Law who can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Your attorney will also be equipped to help you handle your insurance company while communicating with the uninsured motorist at fault.
Furthermore, your attorney will help you understand the time limits currently in place under Florida law to receive medical care, file a claim, and create a personal injury case.
If you have been injured in an accident and are interested in filing a personal injury case, contact Inkelaar Law in Tampa today.
Please give us a call for free consultation at (813) 722-0622, or submit our consultation request form.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.