The Problem With Florida's Auto Insurance Coverage Laws | Daily … –

Content Type
Limit Search to
About Us |  Contact Us |  Site Map
Advertise |  Customer Service |  Terms of Service
FAQ |  Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2021 ALM Global, LLC.
All Rights Reserved.

Our state’s automobile insurance coverage laws do little to protect Florida drivers on the road, so we must protect ourselves in advance.
June 16, 2022 at 09:16 AM
5 minute read
Unlike most states, Florida does not require drivers to purchase bodily injury liability insurance. Bodily injury is the auto insurance that is used to compensate a person if a driver negligently injures someone while operating a car. Florida law merely requires that a driver be “financially responsible” for any injury they cause while operating their vehiclenot to actually have insurance to pay for it. No, I am not kidding.
Though Florida drivers are not required to purchase bodily liability insurance, they are required to have $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) and property damage liability insurance coverages on their policy. This is, essentially, what the state feels is adequate to cover your own medical bills and lost wages should you find yourself in an accident, and adequate to pay for the other driver’s property damage if you were at fault.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now
Why am I seeing this?
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM’s legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM’s content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]
By Lisa Willis
By Jim Turner
By Melea VanOstrand
By Michael A. Mora
Bolstered by Kirkland Laterals, Akin Gump Launches in Boston
The American Lawyer
Hello ChatGPT, Which is the Best Law Firm in the World?
International Edition
What Happens to Law Firms if Lawyers Don’t Think They Need Them?
The American Lawyer
Hello ChatGPT, Which is the Best Law Firm in the World?
The American Lawyer
2 Cases, 1 Day: Gibson Dunn Associate Delivers His First Arguments Back-to-Back
National Law Journal
License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.
Presented by BigVoodoo
Daily Business Review honors attorneys and judges who have made a remarkable difference in the legal profession in Florida.
The Global Leaders in Consulting awards are for those who are making a big impression within the industry, but also worldwide.
Aimed to help Insurers prevent, prepare and prevail In adjudicating complex claims, negotiating settlements and winning cases.
The Reardon Law Firm, a recognized boutique plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death five lawyer firm with an extensive medical malprac…
MID-LEVEL ASSOCIATE: Labor & Employment Litigation Chicago The Chicago office of Epstein Becker & Green is seeking an attorney…
Regional mid-sized firm with diverse civil litigation practice seeking hardworking and dedicated attorneys with 1-5 years experience for it…
BRODSKY SMITH is pleased to announce that Ryan P. Cardona has been named a partner of the firm.
WEIL GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP is pleased to announce that H.T. Flanagan was promoted to counsel in the firm’s banking & finance practice.
Don’t miss the crucial news and insights you need to make informed legal decisions. Join Daily Business Review now!
Already have an account? Sign In
The industry-leading media platform offering competitive intelligence to prepare for today and anticipate opportunities for future success.