Getting into a car accident can be a traumatic experience that continues long after you leave the site of the collision. In addition to dealing with injuries and losses, you will also have to deal with insurance companies. This process only becomes more difficult when the driver who harmed you is underinsured or lacks an insurance policy altogether. While you may feel like you have no options for legal recourse, this is not the case.
You may be able to have your medical bills and other losses mitigated by your insurance policy. Negotiating with insurance companies, however, may be complicated.
The Uninsured Driver
Unfortunately, uninsured or underinsured drivers do not usually have the assets to compensate you for your losses. As soon as you realize the driver who hit you does not have adequate car insurance coverage, you should contact our Fort Lauderdale uninsured motorist attorneys at Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. We can help you negotiate with insurance companies and maximize your settlement.
In the event you are hit by a driver who flees the scene, we can also help you handle the insurance claims process.
Is Car Insurance Required in Florida?
Everyone in the state of Florida is required to carry personal injury protection (PIP). This mandatory coverage provides drivers up to $10,000 for medical treatment, regardless of who is at fault in the accident. While $10,000 is useful, it may not be enough money to cover your injuries and losses after a serious accident with an uninsured driver.
When this is the case, you will need to review your insurance policy. Many people carry special insurance for uninsured or underinsured motorists. If you do have this coverage, our Fort Lauderdale legal team can help you pursue maximum compensation.
Learn more about how we can help with your case during a free initial evaluation. Give our award winning attorneys a call at (954) 467-8800, or contact us online to schedule a time to speak with a member of our team.
Why We Fight for You
Car accidents are not only terrifying they are also expensive. At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale uninsured motorist lawyers understand that you need financial resources to recover from a serious accident. That’s why we pursue damages on your behalf and help you get what you pay for from insurance companies.
A Fair Insurance Settlement Can Help You Cover:
- Medical expenses
- Costs of rehabilitative care
- Missed wages
- Diminished earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Lost quality of life
Not every accident will permanently change your life, but many motor vehicle collisions can leave you with medical bills and days, weeks, or months of missed work. It’s only fair that your insurance covers you, especially because you pay for this coverage with your insurance premium, every month. Let our South Florida legal team handle your insurance company, so you can focus on getting better.
Who We Are
We are a multi-generational personal injury law firm in Fort Lauderdale with more than 6 decades of combined experience. We uphold a tradition of meaningful results that satisfy our clients. We have a reputation for standing up to big corporations. We are here for you and other injured victims in South Florida. Most of all, we never settle for less than fair compensation, and neither should you.
I can't thank the team of lawyers from Schlesinger Law Firm for their high quality of professionalism and persistence in pursuing my lawsuit. They always made me feel part of their family.