What Insurance Coverage Should I Carry?
Under Florida law, drivers are only required to carry two types of auto insurance. In order to comply with Florida’s requirements, drivers only need to carry: Personal Injury Protection (PIP) – All drivers must carry $10,000 in PIP coverage. This is coverage that helps cover your medical expenses and lost wages regardless of who was at fault in the accident. Under Florida’s “no-fault” insurance law, filing a PIP claim is always your first source of financial recovery. Property Damage (PD) – All Florida drivers must also carry $10,000 in PD liability insurance. This covers damage to other drivers’ vehicles and personal property in the event of an accident that is the insured driver’s fault. Optional Coverage: Optional types of auto insurance coverage in Florida include: ● Bodily Injury Liability (BIL) – BIL covers other drivers’ and passengers’ losses in the event that you cause an accident resulting in significant or permanent injuries. ● Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UIM) – UIM coverage allows you to seek compensation from your insurance company in the event that you get injured and are unable to collect enough compensation (if any) from the at-fault driver. ● Collision and Comprehensive – Collision and comprehensive insurance policies cover the damage to your vehicle should an at-fault driver’s PDL policy be insufficient, or should your vehicle get damaged due to weather, vandalism or a collision with an animal. If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately. For a free case evaluation, call the Miami Legal Firm at 305-265-2265