If I miss work as a result of a Florida car accident, can my lost wages be recovered? | Abbott Law Group, P.A. | Personal Injury Law Firm | http://www.abbottlawgroup.com/ | (877) 292-1500 | 2929 Plummer Cove Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32223
Yes, and they can be recovered in two ways. First, we have a system called no-fault, which requires everybody who drives a car in Florida to have something called PIP, which is Personal Injury Protection. That will pay part of your lost wages 60%. If the other person who caused the accident has insurance, then you can recover that balance, the other 40%. Once your PIP is exhausted, because it usually is sold in $10,000 increments, you can then recover from the other person’s liability insurance.