i got injured at a place of business and the owner does not have liability insurance now how do i get compensated

Asked on May 22, 2009 under Personal Injury, Florida


B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You'll probably have to sue them. A good attorney will be able to let you know if this is worth pursuing, and help you collect, if so.  One place to find qualified counsel is our website, http://attorneypages.com

The fact that the business owner doesn't have insurance, doesn't change the legal duty to keep the place safe for the public, and to pay damages if he doesn't do that and someone gets hurt.  It can make it harder to collect, if you win -- but far from impossible.  A lawyer can help you get a verdict in your favor -- and then can help, sometimes even more, in collecting on the judgment if the defendant doesn't pay up.

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