Florida Auto Insurance and No-Fault Laws
Currently only 12 states have no-fault laws in place according to the article “How Florida No-Fault Auto Insurance Laws Work” by Robert Fredricks on youronlineinsurance.com. A no-fault law means that there is a limit on what a driver can sue another driver’s auto insurance company for.
Florida has a qualitative threshold with its no-fault law which means that for particular injuries or death the driver can sue the insurance company for up to a certain dollar amount. These types of laws can keep auto insurance rates in check because the auto insurance companies are not getting sued for as much as in other states where just about any type of lawsuit is allowed.
Because of this type of regulation, Florida auto insurance tends to be lower which is great news for residents. There are other states that have much stricter no-fault laws which only allow drivers to sue for the exact amount of injury or damages not already covered by the auto insurance company. One downside to these types of no-fault laws is that when real permanent damage has been done the victim can be left short of what they truly deserve. It can be hard for these victims to fight for what they believe is right.