As our Jacksonville lawyers represent injured car accident victims in Jacksonville and throughout North Florida, including Duval, Nassau and St. Johns Counties, we have too often seen personal injuries caused by uninsured motorists.
It is rare that the uninsured motorist has assets that can be recovered to pay for the harm they cause, leaving the injured person with no ability to obtain compensation from the at-fault driver. While health and disability insurance may be helpful to the injured driver, uninsured motorist insurance coverage can be the crucial factor to allow the victim of a car accident to recover for the full scope of their harm, including the pain and suffering that comes from personal injuries.
The effects of our current economic problems are far reaching but a recent report from the Insurance Research Council (IRC) suggests a concern you may not have considered. According to the IRC, because there is a correlation between a state’s unemployment rate and the number of drivers who drop their car insurance, the percentage of uninsured motorists may increase by more than 15% over the next year.
It’s a good idea to check with your insurance agent to confirm that you have uninsured motorists coverage. If you don’t, we strongly urge you to consider this important protection.
If you, or someone you know, is in need of a Jacksonville uninsured motorist attorney, please contact our Jacksonville, FL, lawyers for a free consultation.