Are you looking for the right insurance policy to protect yourself and your vehicle in the Sunshine State? Look no further, as we will break down the coverage options available. Make sure to double check your policy to make sure that you are fully covered in the unfortunate event of an auto-accident.
For your benefit, we have created a guide on the different types of coverage you may hear about when it comes to Florida car insurance.
First, let's start with the coverage that is required by law in Florida, Personal Injury Protection, or PIP for short. PIP covers the policyholder and passengers in their own vehicle for medical expenses and lost wages in case of an accident, regardless of fault. This coverage provides medical expenses and lost wages for you and your passengers in case of an accident, regardless of who is at fault. Here, at The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A., we fight to make sure that you get the maximum compensation for your losses. Our expert attorneys will take the case to court and litigate it in front of a judge and jury. Not all law firms have the ability to do that.
Along with PIP, Florida drivers are also required to have Property Damage Liability coverage, or PDL. PDL covers damages to someone else's property in the event of an at-fault accident. This coverage protects you in case you are at fault for an accident and cause damage to someone else's property.
Optional Coverages - Definitely Worth It!
Now that you are prepared to know the required basic types of coverage in Florida, your optional coverage can be used in the unfortunate event where the at-fault driver was not insured at the time of the accident, if your injuries/damages are more than the policy limits, or even in a situation where there has been a hit and run. This is why it is extremely important for you to add on optional coverage to have peace of mind.
Bodily Injury Liability coverage, or BIL, helps pay for medical expenses and damages for others if you cause an accident. This coverage is especially important if you have assets that could be at risk in case of a lawsuit. If you are a business owner or have substantial assets -- it is very important for you to consider adding this coverage in the event you are personally sued.
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage, or UM/UIM, is also an optional coverage in
Florida. This coverage protects you in case you are in an accident with a driver who doesn't have insurance or doesn't have enough insurance to cover the damages. This
UM/UIM can also kick in when you have been victim to a hit and run. Here, at The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A. -- we have fought hard for clients that have been victims in hit and runs and ultimately demanded that the insurance companies provide the maximum possible compensation.
Comprehensive and Collision Coverage
Finally, Comprehensive and Collision coverage are options to consider if you want to fully protect your own vehicle. Comprehensive coverage covers damages to your vehicle from incidents such as theft, natural disasters, and other non-collision events. Collision coverage, on the other hand, covers damages to your vehicle from a collision with another vehicle or object.
In Florida, we are all too familiar with flooding, hurricane damage, and other natural disasters. It is important to consider adding this coverage in the event that your vehicle is damaged due to mother nature.
And there you have it! The different types of coverage in Florida car insurance explained. It's important to carefully review and understand the coverage options available to you and choose the policy that fits your needs and budget. Stay safe on the road, and drive with peace of mind.
Getting help from a knowledgeable personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an injury or fatality accident is important. A lawyer may help you to recover more compensation than you might be able to recover on your own. A car accident attorney at The Law Office of Carolina Nunez, P.A. may guide you throughout the process and work to help you to build the strongest case possible. We are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured victims and the families of those who are killed in Winter Park, Daytona Beach, Stuart, Gainesville, and throughout the surrounding areas. Contact The Law Office of Carolina Nunez, P.A. today online or call us at 407-376-2229 or 386-224-6544 to schedule your free consultation so that you can learn more about your potential recovery rights.