1/4 of the people are driving without insurance in Florida. Are you one of them? Hey, my name is attorney Edward Reyes and today I’m going to talk to you about bodily injury and uninsured motorists. More than a quarter of the people in Florida are driving without insurance. What does that mean to you? If somebody crashes into you and they don’t have insurance or they don’t have the provision in their insurance that says they have bodily injury, you cannot sue them for damages. Now you can’t sue them individually, but collecting can be very difficult. In the event that you are involved in a car accident, many times when you buy car insurance they tell you got full coverage but there’s no real such thing as full coverage. What does that mean?
In Florida, you only need personal injury and property damage personal injury covers you for your medical and property damage covers the other person’s car, not your own car you need collision for that. Now, you need to have a bodily injury on your policy in case you hit somebody else and they make a claim against you for damages, vice versa. If somebody crashes into you and they have a bodily injury you can make a claim against their bodily injury claim for pain and suffering going forward in addition to your own auto insurance which is your personal injury protection of $10,000.
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