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Your uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage may pay for your losses

It's the type of car accident that seems really unfair: You're struck by another driver who has no insurance, or someone who doesn't have enough insurance to cover your bills. You may not know what to do next.

For a free consultation, call (800) 608-2965. A West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer may be able to help you pursue compensation for your losses in an uninsured or underinsured driver car accident. At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we have more than 40 years of combined experience protecting the rights of individuals injured in accidents through no fault of their own.

Drivers sometimes ignore the uninsured/underinsured motorist law

In many states, including Florida, drivers are required to prove their ability to pay for personal injury or property damage in the event of an accident. They must purchase insurance, but many motorists ignore the law. Some who do follow the letter of the law purchase the minimum, which may fall short of what is needed in serious car accidents.

You may, however, be able to pursue a claim against your own insurance company if you are a victim of an uninsured/underinsured motorist accident. Your uninsured motorist policy can pay for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other potential losses.

Under Florida law, all insurance policies must offer underinsured motorist benefits. Your insurance company will pay for your losses, then may sue the other motorist's insurance company to get the money back.

Why you need a seasoned West Palm Beach car accident lawyer

Dealing with insurance companies after a car accident involving an uninsured driver in Florida can be very complicated. Insurance companies will try to keep payments to a minimum. And if you don't receive the money you deserve for your crash, you could end up having to pay for your auto accident out of your own pocket.

With an experienced personal injury lawyer in West Palm Beach on your side, you can fight back. Contact Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., today for a free consultation. We can help you pursue the full compensation you deserve after an accident in Lake Worth, West Palm, or elsewhere in Southeastern Florida. We can also answer your questions and provide advice on what to do after your crash. That way, you can make informed, legal decisions about your future.