Some Orlando drivers follow the law and carry the state’s required auto insurance. Other drivers, however, do not. If you were injured in a car accident involving an uninsured motorist, you can choose to focus on your health while having a lawyer handle your legal case.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC takes pride in its reputation as a fighter for those who are injured or harmed through intentional or careless acts. An Orlando uninsured car accident lawyer can fight for compensation for your medical bills, lost pay, car repair, and other damages.
You have rights when you are the victim of someone’s negligence. A lawyer with our firm can protect and exert these rights on your behalf while you focus on recuperating and resting from your injuries.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today for a free, no-obligation case review with a member of our team by dialing (800) 598-7557.
Benefits of Having an Uninsured Car Accident Lawyer on Your Side
Florida has a complex series of liability, negligence, and insurance regulations that few people feel confident navigating on their own. An Orlando uninsured car accident lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC can navigate these laws for you to find the best possible resolution.
Our client-centered services include:
- Free case review
- Contingency based representation–no recovery, no fee
- Reviewing your insurance policy, police report, and medical statement
- Valuating your damages
- Submitting and managing your insurance claim
You are not alone after an accident with an uninsured driver. Our legal team can handle your case.
For a free legal consultation with a uninsured car lawyer serving Orlando, call (800) 598-7557
We Help You Seek Compensation Even if the Other Driver Is Uninsured
You may wonder how you can pursue compensation after an accident with an uninsured driver. The answer is in Florida’s status as a “no-fault” state, according to Florida Statutes § 627.7407.
Drivers in Florida are required to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance, according to Florida Statutes § 324.021. Your first source of compensation for bodily injury and property damage will be your PIP, no matter who caused the accident.
You may also use your PIP for injuries and damages resulting from an accident with an uninsured driver. An Orlando uninsured car accident lawyer can help you understand your policy benefits and coverage. An attorney with Ben Crump Law, PLLC can file your insurance claim and work with the adjuster on your behalf.
What Your PIP May Cover
One of the advantages of Florida’s no-fault status is that you are protected, within limits, by your own PIP insurance. Depending on your injuries, your PIP may cover:
- Ambulance and emergency department care
- Medical tests
- Specialists including surgeons and anesthesiologists
- Medical devices and equipment
- Rehabilitative care, such as physical therapy
- Lost wages
You should know that only the first $10,000 for injuries are covered. If you are seriously injured or need extensive recovery care, you can easily outspend this amount. Feel free to contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today for a free case review and find out how our lawyers may be able to help you.
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We Help You Seek Additional Damages
You know that any trip to the emergency room is going to cost you money out-of-pocket. If you are severely injured and must be admitted to the hospital, have surgery, or undergo long-term rehabilitative care, your medical costs could run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
While your PIP covers the first $10,000, it is often a challenge to recover additional damages once this threshold has been reached. An Orlando uninsured car accident lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.
Serious Injuries Threshold
A car accident lawyer can help you recover additional damages from an accident with an uninsured driver. Florida has a broad definition of what constitutes “serious injuries” that make you eligible for additional compensation.
These conditions include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Loss of a bodily function or system
- Amputation or dismemberment
A lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you recover compensation for medical bills, domestic and lifecare services, pain and suffering, and other losses.
An Attorney May Identify Other Sources of Potential Compensation
Although your first source for compensation for medical bills and other expenses is your own insurance policy, a lawyer who is familiar with uninsured car accident cases may identify other compensation sources.
- Pursue compensation from family members who may be vicariously liable for your injuries, depending on their relationship with the at-fault uninsured driver.
- Pursue damages from a manufacturer if a defective product contributed to your injuries.
- File an insurance claim against another motorist who contributed or caused the accident (for example, a driver whose negligent actions caused the uninsured driver to hit your car).
An attorney can also review your insurance policy to see if you have additional coverage specifically for uninsured drivers. Of course, another option is to file a personal injury lawsuit against the uninsured driver.
It is possible that the driver has financial resources but simply forgot to renew their policy. Each situation is unique, and Ben Crump Law, PLLC can thoroughly review your case.
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When to Call an Orlando Uninsured Car Accident Lawyer
Your first action after any accident should be to seek medical attention. Once you are feeling well enough to talk, we invite you to call Ben Crump Law, PLLC for a free case review.
You have four years from the date you were injured to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to Florida Statutes § 95.41. However, it takes time to collect evidence, interview experts, and prepare a case for court.
An Orlando uninsured car accident lawyer may be able to help you recover damages. For a free case review with a member of Ben Crump Law, PLLC, call (800) 598-7557.