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FHP Hit-And-Run Initiative Highlights Importance of UM Coverage in Florida

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in Motor vehicle accidents

FHP Hit-And-Run Initiative Highlights Importance of UM Coverage in Florida

I was pleased to read on the WESH.com website that the Florida Highway Patrol is beginning an information and outreach campaign designed to crack down on hit-and-run accidents across Florida. According to FHP, there were approximately 77,000 hit-and-run crashes in Florida last year, leading to 168 wrongful deaths and more than 17,000 injuries. I don’t know the specific statistics for Central Florida, but as an Orlando accident attorney who has been handling car accident cases for almost 20 years, it seems like we have been seeing more and more cowardly hit-and-run accidents over recent years. Hit-and-run accidents are perhaps the very best example of why it is some important for Floridians to carry as much Uninsured Motorist coverage as they can afford. Uninsured Motorist coverage is an optional coverage that Floridians can purchase as part of their automobile insurance package. Uninsured Motorist coverage behaves exactly like liability insurance – assuming the at-fault driver could be identified, and assuming he carried liability coverage. Once fault is proven, UM coverage can be used to satisfy unpaid medical bills, lost wages, and even pain and suffering and other intangible damages. As FHP is indicating, it is more likely than ever that you will be injured by a hit-and-run driver, or by a driver who does not have sufficient, or any, liability insurance. Uninsured Motorist coverage is your best defense against being left high-and-dry by an irresponsible and negligent...

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3 Things You Must Know About Recovering Lost Wages After Florida Accidents

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in Motor vehicle accidents

http://cullen-hemphill.com.  We’ve had some questions lately from clients and potential clients about lost wages, particularly after Florida car accidents.  I shot this video recently that should provide most accident victims with the basics to get started.  One big help is a willingness to gather records. If you have any questions regarding my video, or any issues arising after a Florida accident, call me or my law partner Robert Hemphill at 407-254-4901.   If it is a car accident, download a copy of my book, Asleep At The Wheel at...

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