Uninsured drivers on the rise

The latest data from Insurance Research Council shows that the alarming number of uninsured drivers is on the rise. Roughly one out of every eight drivers across the country are uninsured and Florida leads the nation in uninsured drivers, with almost 27-percent of Sunshine State motorists not carrying proper coverage.

As one of the twelve "no-fault" states, Florida law requires you to carry $10,000 of personal injury protection for yourself but medical costs often climb above that threshold, which is when you can go after the driver responsible for the wreck. However, with that one in four chance the other driver is not insured, experts recommend that you add uninsured motorist protection to their own policy.

Attorney Cameron Simpson says:

"If you have un-insured motorist protection then you can turn to your carrier and your carrier will then pay for your medical bills and compensate you for your lost wages, your pain and suffering, any enjoyment of life or inconvenience that occurs."

With more than three decades of personal injury litigation experience, Cameron Simpson advises anyone that has been in an accident to retain a lawyer before speaking with the other motorist's insurer, and before signing anything from your own carrier.

If you or someone you know has been injured, contact The Law Offices of Cameron D. Simpson, P.A., to set up a free consultation.