When you are in an automobile accident and someone else is at fault, the at-fault driver is responsible for compensating you for your injuries. Unfortunately, in Florida, Bodily Injury coverage is not required. This means that there are most likely thousands of drivers, if not tens of thousands of drivers traveling up and down the roads of Florida without insurance coverage, or without adequate insurance coverage to compensate you for your injuries when you find yourself involved in a car accident in Florida. The inadequate coverage comes when those drivers carry the absolute minimal Bodily Injury insurance coverage.
If the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured in your accident, however, you may have another option to recover for your damages. In Florida, you are not required to carry uninsured motorist insurance coverage but it is highly recommended by my office. Do not allow your insurance agent to talk you out of it. In most cases it costs less than a dollar per day. It is money well spent, considering the number of vehicle registered and potentially on the roads in Florida (19.64 million) and the fact that at least 25% of the estimated number of drivers in Florida are uninsured.
When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, and if f the at-fault driver has no insurance or is underinsured, your own insurance company may be responsible for paying out damages on your claim. Recently it has become routine for insurance companies to refuse to fully compensate accident victims even when those victims are their own customers. At the Cressman Law Firm, Mr. Cressman is experienced in handling uninsured and underinsured accident claims. Mark will fight to ensure that his clients obtain maximum compensation for their injuries even when the responsible party is uninsured or underinsured.
Handling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims in Florida
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, and the driver is uninsured or underinsured (does not have enough insurance to cover your damages), you may be entitled to recover from your insurance carrier depending on what you have for insurance coverage.
Mr. Cressman has over two decades of fighting with insurance companies and fighting to make sure they treat his clients fairly and provide the full compensation an accident warrants. Mr. Cressman will advise you on your legal rights and help you make informed decisions throughout the legal process.
When you or a loved one are the victim in an uninsured or underinsured motor vehicle accident, contact Mark at 407-877-7317 to schedule your free consultation. Remember if you cannot come to Mark, he will come to you, in your home or at your side in the hospital to explain your rights to you. Mark will explain how you can obtain the recovery you deserve.
Mr. Cressman handles all of his personal injury cases on contingency, meaning if Mark is unable to recover money for you, you do not pay upfront for our services. The Cressman Law Firm only collects attorneys’ fees after Mark has secured your financial compensation.