Watch this video to learn about determining an uninsured wrongful death pedestrian case in Florida. Then call Perenich Law Injury Attorneys for a free legal consultation.
What if the driver doesn’t have insurance in a wrongful death pedestrian accident?
If you’re injured as a pedestrian or a family member of yours is injured as a pedestrian, and they’re actually struck by a vehicle that either was uninsured or had limited insurance, under Florida law you are entitled to seek relief under your own uninsured motorist coverage, or what we call the UM coverage under that policy. That applies, also, if the at-fault driver didn’t have insurance coverage, had inadequate insurance coverage, or left the scene of the accident and couldn’t be identified later on. Under your own auto insurance policy, you have the right to seek compensation under your UM coverage. What your company has to do, in that instance, under Florida law, is the company stands in the shoes of the at-fault party, as if they were the at-fault party in that instance, and has to fully compensate you and your family member up to the uninsured motorist policy limits under that policy.
We here at Perenich Law Injury Attorneys have been handling these types of cases for more than 30 years. We’re going to tell you that its vitally important that you always get underinsured motorist coverage under your auto insurance policy. If you own more than one vehicle, make sure that uninsured motorist coverage is stacking uninsured motorist coverage. Never waive or reject uninsured motorist coverage, and always purchase stacking uninsured motorist coverage to fully protect you and your family and ensure that if you, your family, or a loved one is injured, and that person who caused that accident didn’t have insurance coverage or left the scene, you’ll have the right to make sure that your family is covered and protected.
To receive the full amount of compensation that you deserve, call us here at Perenich Law Injury Attorneys. We’re here to be your advocates, your representatives, to make sure that you receive all the compensation that you’re entitled to under Florida law.