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Florida car accident lawyer explains the purpose of collision insurance

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Mar 06, 2013 | 0 Comments

Florida car accident lawyer, Guy S. DiMartino, DC, JD, explains collision insurance. 

Collision insurance is not required in Florida.  It protects the owner of a vehicle if their car is damaged.  For instance, if your car is parked on the road and hit by a hit and run driver, your collision insurance will pay for the vehicle to be fixed.  If you're involved in a car accident with an uninsured driver, your collision insurance will pay for your vehicle to be fixed.  If you caused a car accident, your collision insurance will pay for your vehicle to get fixed.  If the other driver's insurance company disputes liability (fault for the accident), you can file your claim under your collision insurance and let your insurance go after the other insurance company for the damage to your car. Collision insurance has a deductible that ranges for $100 to $1000.  When you pick up your car from the body shop, you will have to pay the body shop your deductible.

The typical Florida insurance contract explains collision coverage as follows:

We will pay for loss or damage to your automobile and its equipment caused by accidental collision with another object or by accidental upset.  When a deductible is indicated, we will reduce our payment by that amount.

Summary of Collision Coverage

This benefit provides coverage to repair your vehicle if it is damaged in an accident.  You can purchase this insurance with a deductible that ranges from $100.00 to $1,000.00.  If you do not have collision insurance, you will have to pay for your car to be fixed in the following scenarios:

  • The damage to your car is more than $ 10,000 and the other driver only has $ 10,000 in property damage coverage
  • The other driver is uninsured
  • The other driver's insurance company denied liability and will not fix your car

If you have any questions about collision coverage, call me directly on my cell at (352) 267-9168 or fill out the internet consultation form on the right.

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Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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