Florida No Fault Law - Gainesville Attorneys
Do you understand the coverage provided by Florida no fault insurance?
If not, it is a type of insurance protection required by law for any resident who owns a registered vehicle. Since the state's statutory minimum does not constitute full liability coverage, no fault insurance is designed to fill the gap. Many drivers have mistakenly thought they had all the insurance they would ever need, only to find out after an accident that they only had a bare minimum of protection. Prior to enacting today's no fault laws, the chance of obtaining full compensation for serious injuries was somewhat limited.
Personal Injury Protection | PIP Coverage & Exceptions
At Schackow & Mercadante, our Gainesville auto accident attorneys have the experience and expertise to review your case and identify the best source of compensation for injuries and damages. Generally speaking, if you are a Florida resident and own a registered vehicle, you are covered in an auto accident by PIP:
- While Operating Your Vehicle
- As a Passenger in Other Vehicles
- Regardless of Who is At Fault
- Outside the State in Your Vehicle
- As a Pedestrian or Cyclist
In addition to your personal coverage, PIP insurance may cover relatives and children (that live with you and don't own a vehicle) who are involved in a collision: while driving your car, while riding with others or while walking or biking. If a passenger or relative living with you own a registered vehicle, they are not covered by your PIP. Auto insurance coverage can be tricky. When you or a loved one are involved in a vehicular accident, it is important to seek the immediate advice of legal counsel to determine what coverage is available to pay for your family's medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages. Call us toll free at 1-877-798-7700 for a case review.
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.
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I cannot say enough about Schackow and Mercadante. Brian Schackow was always in contact and kept both me and my husband informed. He was also a great support with giving me the encouragement on all of my physical therapy before and after knee surgery. It would be impossible to imagine having been able to do thhis without out. Laloni, Legal Assistant to Brian, was always available as well with e-mailing updates and listening to our concerns. Dealing with a local firm is by far the best. All of the interaction I had with them was professional and timely. They were also warm and gracious. Brian consistently gave me updates on how my case was proceeding. It is wonderful knowing an Attorneys office of this caliber is available to all of us in Gainesville FL. I will recommend Schackow and Mercadante to anyone in need of a Personal Injury Lawyer.
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