One in seven motorists is uninsured. Uninsured motorist coverage provides compensation for bodily injury, not physical damage to the car. Broward County residents whom live on a budget but have health insurance sometimes forgo paying for uninsured motorist coverage. What some penny pinching citizens may not realize is that uninsured motorist policies do, however, cover lost wages, in the case that severe medical injuries result from a serious accident.
If an auto accident causes the individual to take time off from work, then the insurance can provide compensation for lost wages. Uninsured motorist policies also provide for pain and suffering costs, which are not likely covered by health insurance or personal injury protection.
Even though the state of Florida requires motorists to carry insurance, reports reveal that many drivers are cruising the highways and byways, simply stark naked when it comes to protecting themselves and others against the surmounting costs involved in an auto accident. If you suffered severe injuries by the fault of an uninsured motorist, you will receive zilch when it comes to compensation for pain and suffering.
It is estimated that almost 20% of today’s South Florida personal vehicle drivers are uninsured. While our nation collects over $860 billion in revenue from uninsured motorist fines and tickets, countless drivers simply don’t invest in the protection. Broward County drivers would also be wise to keep their distance from older vehicles since research has discovered that over 40% of autos older than 15 years are uninsured.
If you have been in a car accident involving an uninsured motorist, it is vital that you seek quality support from a skilled Broward County Accident Attorney who understands the emotional, medical, financial, and legal issues that are at hand.
Contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld for a free legal consultation to receive the support you need. Call [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].