Florida: Worst State to Get into Car Accident

Jan. 27th, 2015   /   ,

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According to a new report, Florida is the worst state for getting into a car crash. Our personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Aronberg, Aronberg & Green know that our state’s high level of uninsured drivers, combined with the minimal insurance requirements we have, translates into costly auto accidents for those who crash their cars in the Sunshine State. According to the South Florida Business Journal, Florida is the “riskiest state for drivers’ wallets.”

One of the biggest issues facing individuals who have been in a car accident is cost.  How will I cover repairs? How will I rent a car until mine is fixed? How will I pay the medical bills? How will I pay the rent if I can’ get to work because of my injuries? These questions are all valid and, unfortunately, they don’t always have simple, reassuring answers. The fact is that many people wind up in car accidents that aren’t their fault, yet they’re left paying the price for someone else’s negligence, often the result of the negligent driver’s lack of insurance.

According to the South Florida Business Journal article, a study conducted by WalletHub, which ranked states throughout the country in terms of uninsured drivers and auto insurance requirements, roughly 24% of Florida drivers have no insurance at all or ignore the applicable insurance rules. That means that when you’re driving in Florida, roughly a quarter of the people you share the road with are unprepared to have insurance cover damages in the event of an auto accident, which is a scary proposition given that our state has hundreds of thousands of car crashes each year, more than half of which result in property damage and physical injury.

The above-mentioned fact is complemented by the uncomfortable truth that Florida’s insurance requirement laws are demonstrably inadequate. Because of this, combined with the high level of uninsured drivers, if you’re in a car accident, there’s a “better-than-average” chance that the individual who caused the accident has insufficient auto insurance.

Given the costly and risky nature of auto accidents in Florida, collecting a sufficient amount of money to cover accident-related damages, such as car repair bills, medical bills, pain and suffering, etc., is exceedingly difficult. Because of this, it’s absolutely critical that you retain a skilled personal injury attorney if you’ve been involved in a car accident caused by the negligence of another.

Our dedicated attorneys at the Law Offices of Aronberg, Aronberg & Green have been spending years helping people just like you fight for what they rightfully deserve. With combined decades of experience in this field, we’ve gained the experience necessary to properly seek compensation for your damages. We are aggressive in going after all that you’re entitled to and we take the time to walk you through each step of the legal process.

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident caused by the negligence of someone else, please contact our experienced lawyers to schedule a free consultation at no cost or obligation by calling 561-266-9191 or by e-mailing daronberg@aronberglaw.com. We look forward to assisting you. 

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