A: If you were riding in a car that has been involved in a Florida auto accident, you are eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. In most cases, the process is essentially the same as if you were operating the vehicle.
Since Florida is a no-fault state, your insurer (in this case, the driver’s insurer) will be responsible to provide compensation for your injuries regardless of who is determined to be at fault in the accident.
However, please be aware that the insurance company is not going to willingly hand you over all the money you may need to take care of your medical needs, especially if the injuries you sustained are severe or life-long.
In this case, the insurance company may offer you a payout that they claim will cover your injuries. Although this may seem tempting, DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING until you consult with a West Palm Beach accident attorney about your injuries.