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Florida Car Accident Laws

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Jul 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Believe it or not, laws relating to cars and car accidents are different around the nation. Florida itself has its own set of laws that may be different from other states that is important for motorists to know and be familiar with. When it comes to a car accident, New Port Richey residents should be aware that there are certain tasks and responsibilities that all Florida drivers must do once they have been involved in a car accident. Some of these tasks are done because it is the law for drivers to do so, other times it is because of a car insurance company because all drivers in the state of Florida are required to have automobile insurance.

Florida Laws Pertaining to a Car Accident

In the state of Florida there are some tasks that motorists are expected to do if they have been involved in a car accident. New Port Richey residents who have been involved in a car accident must stay at the scene of the crash, even if it is not life threatening. Because in the state of Florida car insurance is mandatory for all motorists by law, it is also just as important to share insurance information. This Prompted by legislation that makes Florida a no-fault Insurance state.

No Fault Insurance System

Not all states have these laws, but in the state of Florida, it is mandatory that all vehicle owners have some form of car insurance. No-fault insurance systems are designed to make sure that no matter who is the cause of a car accident, New Port Richey residents will still receive some form of aid in regard to personal injuries or damages to their vehicle depending on the type of insurance the individual has. By law, insurance providers are only required to pay at most eighty percent of the damages, making it a distinct possibility that Florida drivers will have to pay a little out of pocket.

*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Butash Law Group*

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Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...

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