Gainesville Uninsured Motorists Attorneys
Did you just discover that the driver who caused your accident is not insured?
If so, you probably have a new appreciation for the uninsured motorist coverage that you purchased from your auto insurance carrier. Year after year, Florida ranks among the top five states for the number of uninsured motorists operating vehicles on state roadways. In many cases, that means there is insufficient coverage to compensate the victims involved in a crash. For this reason, it is most important that you purchase "uninsured" and "underinsured" coverage to protect against unexpected expenses such as medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
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At Schackow & Mercadante, our trial lawyers are very familiar with determining benefits that you may or may not know about to include:
- Uninsured Motorists Coverage
If the other driver in an accident has no liability insurance, your uninsured motorists policy will cover expenses up to the amount of coverage purchased. Uninsured insurance coverage may apply if you are injured in a hit-and-run accident where the at-fault driver was not indentified.
- Underinsured Motorists Coverage
If the other driver has inadequate liability insurance to cover your damages in the event of an accident, your underinsured coverage will kick in to provide supplemental compensation for your injuries.
- Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
You also have the minimum amount of personal injury protection as required by state law available to assist with your medical bills. To learn more, visit our section on Florida No Fault insurance coverage and requirements.
There are so many variances and nuances to automobile insurance policies, it is always important to consult with an attorney. Our injury lawyers are well versed in handling all types of vehicular accidents and have a thorough understanding of how Florida insurance laws can be applied to your advantage. Call our Gainesville office toll free at 1-877-798-7700 or this website's 24/7 Contact Us form to provide a brief overview of your case.
DISCLAIMER: This website does not seek to nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. The content is provided "as is" and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter of personal injury or wrongful death. Victims should seek immediate legal counsel following any serious accident or injury.
The Law Offices of Schackow & Mercadante, P.A. proudly serve the Central / North Florida residents of Gainesville, Lake City, Palatka and Ocala.
From the very first phone call after my accident to the final settlement, the attorneys at Schackow & Mercadante supported me and my family. Attorneys Gerald Schackow and Brian Schackow were helpful and professional in answering my many questions and guiding me through from the time I began treatment (exercises and stretches) all the way through to the surgery. When my wife and I went to mediation, Attorneys Schackow and Schackow, along with Marie, handled the proceedings, speaking on our behalf, and securing a settlement that enabled us to pay for all of our medical expenses with additional funds to compensate for the entire ordeal. They treated us with kindness and respect, much like we were part of the family. It was evident that they truly cared about us. We appreciate so much their knowledge and expertise to guide us through this stressful time in our family life.
— Scott T.