Intersections are one of the most common places for car accidents to occur. One of the main reasons why collisions happen so frequently is because drivers are typically unclear on who should yield right of way to whom.
However, there are specific rules about who is supposed to go first at an intersection. Knowing these rules could save your life the next time you encounter a crossroads.
When you are driving, ensure that you obey the following right-of-way rules of the road:
Keep in mind, Florida is considered a “no-fault” insurance state, which means that you cannot sue an at-fault driver for injuries. Every motorist in Florida is required to carry a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage which covers economic damages—such as medical expenses and lost wages—that the driver may suffer in a crash, no matter who caused the accident.
However, if the injuries you suffered resulted in medical bills (or lost wages) totaling more than the $10,000 PIP coverage, you can bring a claim against the at-fault party. Furthermore, if you suffer “permanent” injury as a result of the accident, then you are able to bring a claim against the other driver. Additionally, you will be also eligible to recover non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.
For more information, contact our Florida personal injury attorneys at The Pittman Firm, P.A. today.