Grizzly Hiawassee Accident Reminds Us How Critical Uninsured Motorist Coverage Is | Orlando Accident Attorney
When I saw this video from Orlando’s Fox 35 News, I knew I needed to share it on this blog.
There is no doubt that when the driver of the green 2001 Ford turned on to Hiawassee Road and began heading north, the driver had no idea that there would be stolen car careening southbound on Hiawassee Road, barely under control. The head-on collision that happened next, at the corner of Hiawassee Road and Clarcona-Ocoee Road, will likely change the Ford driver’s life forever.
The damage to the cars depicted in the video is obvious. The driver of the Ford was airlifted to Orlando Health Hospital with very serious injuries.
The driver who caused the accident in the stolen Buick — is a teenager. Because the vehicle was stolen, it is almost a certainty that there will be no liability insurance that will apply to this accident in order to satisfy the Ford driver’s damages — which will undoubtedly include thousands and thousands of dollars in medical expenses.
As an Orlando accident attorney, this case highlights to me the importance of carrying Uninsured Motorist benefits as part of an auto insurance package. If the driver of the Ford carried Uninsured Motorist coverage, that coverage will “step into the shoes” of the teenage who caused this wreck, and will provide benefits to the injured Ford driver for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Without Uninsured Motorist coverage, the driver of the Ford will likely recover nothing. This is why we constantly urge people to make sure they buy Uninsured Motorist coverage, and buy as much as they can afford. In today’s world, you just never know when an irresponsible person is going to do something to put you at risk.
If you have any questions about Florida Uninsured Motorist coverage, or whether you have a legitimate Uninsured Motorist claim, call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill. Consultations are always 100% free-of-charge. Or, order a FREE copy of Kim’s book, Asleep At The Wheel: 13 Mistakes the Insurance Company Desperately Hopes You’ll Make After Your Florida Car Accident by clicking here.