Child Backed Over By Car In Driveway- Was Told To Use Own Insurance?


Q:  My son was on his tricycle over the weekend and got hit by my neighbor who was backing out of his driveway.  It wound up fracturing one of his toes and he got some real bad scrapes that are going to scar.  My neighbor put on a real big stink about how my son shouldn’t have been behind him, but my boy was on the sidewalk and I believe someone backing up has a duty to look behind them.  As the neighbor was fussing and fuming so much, I called the police.  They said they weren’t going to issue a ticket, but agreed with me (you could see from where he was on the sidewalk my son was in the clear) that you must look behind when in reverse, so their report reads that way.  My son was taken by ambulance to the emergency room and of course my wife and I went with him.  They said our auto insurance will pay his medical bills but that sounds ridiculous, is that even true? We also have the neighbor’s insurance information.  Do we have a case?

Orlando Accident Attorney:  There is nothing more scary then having a child involved in an accident. Of course we can help. Florida’s no fault law is such that your own auto insurance will actually pay your son’s medical bills up to $10,000.00, regardless of fault and regardless of the fact your vehicle was not involved.  Check with your agent, you won’t see an increase in rates nor can they drop you nor refuse to renew you as state law requires this.  I can in all probability recover money for you on his behalf to compensate for pain and suffering, and unless I do, you owe me absolutely nothing.  The Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer Group, 407-924-4566.  Our consultations are free and we are more than happy to meet after hours including weekends.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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