What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Jacksonville No-fault Car Accident Lawyer

“No fault” insurance policies have been a controversial topic in Florida ever since they were first made mandatory in the early 1970′s. This type of policy allows insurance holders to receive compensation from their insurance companies for any injuries sustained during a motor vehicle accident, even if the policy holder was partially or fully responsible for the accident. In exchange, the policy holder is very limited in their ability to sue for non-physical damages, such as pain and suffering.

In October 2007, this piece of legislation was allowed to expire, meaning that Florida drivers are no longer required to carry this kind of insurance. This signifies a significant change in the way Florida car accidents will be handled, as we move from a no-fault system to a tort system in which people will need to file lawsuits to be compensated for injuries beyond what is covered by their insurance.

Navigating the Transition

Many insurance companies are making an effort to transition into this new system gradually. You should have received information from your insurance company at the time the law expired. If you did not, you should contact a Jacksonville personal injury lawyer right away to discuss the changes in law and the effect these changes can have on you if you are injured in an automobile accident.

Even if you did receive information from your insurer, it may be wise to contact a knowledgeable Jacksonville car accident attorney to make sure you know all of the relevant information. Florida law is often complex and difficult to follow without a degree, and insurance policies are no simpler. If you have been injured in a car accident, it can be difficult to decipher what is owed to you by the insurance company and by the person responsible for the accident.

Contact Us

If you have been in a car accident and need more information about the changes Florida’s no fault accident law, contact the offices of committed Jacksonville no fault car accident attorney Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088 for legal counseling.

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