Can I Sue if I’m Hit by an Uninsured Motorist in South Florida?

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Car accidents remain the most common type of auto accident. If motorists simply obeyed the rules and regulations of the road, they could have averted the majority of these accidents. If you or someone you know have sustained injuries in a car accident through no fault of your own, you may have a valid personal injury claim. But can you sue if an uninsured motorist has hit you in South Florida? For more information on that very subject, please continue reading, then contact an experienced Miami car accident lawyer today. Here are some questions you may have:

Can you sue an uninsured motorist for a car accident in South Florida?

The Sunshine State does not mandate that drivers purchase uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, but it is highly advisable that you do. You can’t sue a driver’s insurance company if he or she does not have insurance. If you purchase uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, you can actually file a claim against your own insurance company to recover compensation.

In addition, our firm is here to assist you if your own insurance denies your claim. Our skilled Miami auto accident lawyer can file a claim against your insurance company and pursue the full range of compensation you deserve and need to move forward from the accident.

What can a South Florida car accident lawyer do to help you?

An experienced Miami-Dade County car accident lawyer can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf. In many instances, our firm can subpoena security camera footage of the accident as it happened, which is one of the best ways to win a personal injury claim. We will help you fight for the following economic and non-economic damages:

  • Actual costs of medical treatment
  • Estimated future medical expenses
  • Lost earnings
  • Future lost earnings
  • Property damage
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

How long do you have to bring forward a personal injury claim against an uninsured motorist in South Florida?

Every state has a statute of limitations in place to regulate the amount of time an individual can wait after an accident to sue the party responsible. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the Sunshine State is, under most circumstances, four years, which means that you will, generally, have four years from the date of your accident to sue the liable motorist. Do not wait past the four-year mark, for if you do, you may permanently lose your right to sue. So, please do not hesitate to give our firm a call today.

Contact a Miami-Dade County, Florida Personal Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been seriously injured as a result of negligence, contact us at Aigen Law Firm today to schedule your free case evaluation.