Tampa Bay car accidents are common personal injury accidents over holiday weekends. Special care must be taken to avoid drunk driving accidents, motorcycle accidents, and tractor trailer accidents in Tampa Bay. These Tampa Bay vehicle injury accidents are often caused by distractions inside our vehicles and on the road. A distracted driver is a negligent driver and any car accident caused by that negligent driver will entitle the victim to compensation. The team at The Frank Santini Law Firm, home to former professional wrestling champion and Super Lawyer Rising Star Frank Santini, implores his neighbors in Riverview and throughout Tampa Bay to drive safely to avoid Riverview injury auto accidents.
Tragically, Tampa Bay wrongful death accidents also tend to be more common over Thanksgiving week. Don’t be a statistic this year. Understand that there will be drunk drivers out there. Drive extra carefully and recall the teachings of your high school driving instructor, as unnecessary as they may seem sometimes. Drunk driving wrongful death accidents are perhaps the most devastating of the cases handled by Riverview personal injury lawyers, so please stay vigilant. If you are involved in a Tampa Bay vehicle injury accident, this weekend, our Riverview personal injury lawyers are on call and available for free consultations over the Thanksgiving holiday, Black Friday, and weekend.
WHAT IF THE GUY WHO HIT ME DOESN’T HAVE INSURANCE?
One question we get asked a lot about Riverview personal injury car accidents: What if the other guy who caused the Riverview vehicle injury accident doesn’t have insurance? In Florida, we have the unfavorable distinction of having double the national average of uninsured drivers accoding to the Insurance Journal – a shocking 26.7%. Put another way, one in four drivers on the road in Florida have no insurance.
There is something call Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM) on your auto insurance. If you don’t have it, get it. It is a protection for which you must pay your auto insurer a premium, but every Tampa Bay vehicle injury lawyer will tell you it is worth it. It’s an absolute must, it is your only protection if you suffer a Tampa Bay personal injury at the hands of an uninsured driver or hit and run driver. With UM coverage, you and your loved could be entitled to compensation even if the other guy does not have insurance. The basic gist is if you are not at fault for the accident and the at-fault driver (in other words, the driver whose fault it was) does not have insurance or does not have enough insurance to compensate you for the injuries you suffered, UM coverage through your own insurance company steps in to help.
Questions about a Riverview car accident?
Our Tampa Bay personal injury lawyers are here to help. We are available anytime, we even have a lawyer on call during Thanksgiving and the holiday weekend for a free consultation. Our Riverview personal injury attorneys are here to assist if you or someone dear to you as been involved in a Tampa Bay car accident.