The Bureau of Motorist Compliance is not an accident cure-all
Multi-car automobile accidents happen in the state of Florida every day. And every time one occurs, questions arise about automobile insurance: Do both drivers have insurance, or is one of them uninsured or underinsured? If the at-fault driver does not have insurance or enough of it, what happens next?
These questions are commonplace enough that the Florida Department of Safety and Motor Vehicles has under its aegis the "Bureau of Motorist Compliance," which exists in large measure to deal with situations in which a driver has failed to comply with the state's auto insurance requirements. It can even help you to recover money damages if you have been injured in an accident.
The BMC has a website is organized in a question-and-answer format that cover many frequently-asked questions under a variety of different scenarios. One of the more interesting points raised on the website is that the BMC can see to it that an uninsured motorist who gets into an accident will be subject to license suspension as well as registration and tag suspension for up to 20 years or until your injury settlement against that person is satisfied.
But that's the rub: before the BMC can help you in many uninsured motorist cases, you have to go to court and get a judgment.
That is why, despite the existence of the BMC and its means to help you to collect judgment amounts when you have been harmed by an uninsured driver, you still need an attorney, such as an attorney from the Law Offices of Brent C. Miller.
We have considerable experience dealing with the aftermath of accident cases involving uninsured motorists and, like the BMC, we have our own website dedicated to providing you with information about your rights and your choices when pursuing the court judgment that you will need before the BMC can step in to help.
Call us or go online to set up a free consultation if you have been harmed in an accident with an uninsured motorist.