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Uninsured Motorists

  • Public Policies Do Not Require Suit Against Uninsured Motorist

    The Fourth District Court of Appeal in Saris v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, determined that a uninsured motorist policy provision requiring the insured or policyholder to sue the owner or driver of an insured motor vehicle was void against public policy.  Therefore, the Plaintiff does not have to sue the tortfeasor prior bringing suit...

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  • Wolf vs. Progressive

    In the case of Wolf vs. Progressive, 35Fla. L. Weekly D733(Fla. 1st DCA 2010), the District Court held that a Plaintiff who sued for UM Benefits was not entitled to them simply because he did not receive notice of the availability of UM Benefits on a six month notice of renewal.  According to the 1st District, “We do not read the plain language of sectio...

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