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Florida's Car Accident Laws

Car accident laws vary from state to state. As a driver, it’s in your best interest to understand the car accident laws unique to your state so you can protect your rights in the event of an accident.

At-Fault vs. No-Fault Insurance Laws

In the United States, states enforce “at-fault” or “no-fault” insurance laws. In at-fault states, the at-fault driver and their insurance company are responsible for paying damages to the affected parties in an accident. Most states in the country have at-fault insurance laws.

No-fault states, on the other hand, require drivers’ insurance companies to compensate them for damages sustained in an accident, even if they were responsible for the crash.

Florida is one of a dozen or so no-fault insurance states. Still, it’s important to keep in mind that insurance companies’ main objective is protecting their bottom line, and they will use any trick in the book to avoid paying you the compensation you deserve after an accident.

As such, it’s important you know the proper steps to take after an accident to prevent this from happening.

Protecting Your Rights After an Accident

Take the following steps to prevent your insurance company from denying your claim after an accident:

  • Seek medical attention, even for injuries that seem minor.

  • Take photos of physical damage and injuries sustained at the scene.

  • Exchange contact information with the other driver and any witnesses at the scene.

  • Contact an experienced personal injury attorney.

It’s never a good idea to go through the legal process on your own after an accident. A qualified attorney will be able to negotiate with your insurer and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

At Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A., our attorneys have over 240 years of combined legal experience ready to work for you. Contact us today at (888) 499-6206 to schedule a free consultation.