Hi I’m Mike Hancock with Hancock Injury Attorneys. Today I am going to answer a question that my clients frequently ask and that is, “Can I sue someone who has caused an accident and caused me to have injuries if they turn out not to have insurance on their car?” The short answer is yes you can. The long answer is a little bit more complicated, but let me try to explain.
In Florida, under the Florida no-fault insurance law, you are not required to carry bodily injury liability coverage, so your not required to carry the type of coverage that would protect an injured person and pay for their injuries. So if you are hit by someone who does not carry bodily injury liability coverage or no coverage at all, you can sue them, but the likelihood of recovery is pretty slim, unless you happen to get hit by someone with substantial assets that you could take after going to trial and getting a judgement against that person. But that’s the procedure you would have to use. If you are trying to sue someone and recover from someone who doesn’t be any car insurance.
This is Mike Hancock with Hancock Injury Attorneys (If you have any questions please feel free to give me call or visit our website at hancockinjuryattorneys.com