Feb 19

Before and After a Car Accident, Insurance Carriers Do Not Treat Floridians Fairly

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After a car accident, one would think that the car insurance company is there to help and protect you. In my decades of working in the personal injury field, I found that after a car accident, the insurance companies do not treat people fairly.

Craig Patrick with Fox 13 recently highlighted how insurance companies do not treat people fairly even before a car accident. In his recent report, Mr. Patrick reminds us that drivers in Florida without a college education and/or in blue collar jobs often pay more than they would if they had a higher level of education or white collar occupation – even if they had no car accidents. This is nothing new. The Florida Insurance Commissioner first raised concerns about the correlation between education, occupation and auto insurance rates seven years ago. However, the Florida Legislature has done nothing about it.

Watch Craig Patrick’s story and see how unfair this practice is to one Floridian who has driven for 30 years without causing a car accident, but nevertheless pays more than someone who has caused car accidents but has a Ph.D.

Remember, the most important car insurance to protect you and your family is uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. It is this coverage that protects you and your family if you are injured because of the negligence of someone who carries no or limited bodily injury liability coverage.

Drive carefully and watch out for those who don’t.


Personal Injury Attorney Matthew Noyes represents those injured in car accidents, motorcycle crashes, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and other types of personal injury matters. His Clearwater law firm – Perenich Caulfield Avril Noyes – is one of the oldest personal injury law firms in Pinellas County. Call Attorney Matthew Noyes now at 727-796-8282 or simply click here to schedule a free case consultation.

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