If you are someone who has recently been injured in a car accident with an uninsured motorist, you are most likely looking into your legal options going forward. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common types of car accidents?
The three most common types of car accidents are rear-end accidents, head-on collisions, and t-bone crashes. Rear-end accidents are the most frequently occurring, and are usually a result of someone tailing another car too closely. Head-on collisions, on the other hand, are often the most fatal and usually happen when someone is traveling on the wrong side of the road.
What should I do if I was in an accident with an uninsured motorist?
Since you cannot get someone’s insurance information if they do not have insurance, you should write down their license plate number and call the police. The police will formally document the incident and have the driver on record for causing the accident. From here, since you obviously cannot sue their insurance company if they do not have one, you can file an uninsured motorist claim, as long as you have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. Though you are not required to purchase such insurance in Florida, we strongly recommend you do.
Our firm can help file your claim, as well as gather evidence on your behalf to present to the courts. In some cases, if need be, we can subpoena security camera footage to help prove your claim. Attorney Schmitt has been helping the wrongly injured for years, which gives the experience needed to do the same for you.
What is the statute of limitations for auto accident claims in Florida?
The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have from the date of your accident to take legal action against another party. The statute of limitations in Florida is four years. If you wait any longer than four years to file a claim, you will, generally, be denied your right to sue. We can help you–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Orlando firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.