When Michael Lentini died in a motorcycle accident in 2015, his family reached out to the insurance company where Lentini had purchased a “collector vehicle insurance policy” with bodily injury, property damage, and uninsured motorist coverage
up to $300,000. The insurance company denied their claim, saying that Lentini purchased that coverage on his 1992 Corvette and that they were not required to compensate the family since his accident and ultimate fatality occurred while he was operating a different vehicle.
Then last month, the Florida Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that demanded American Southern Home Insurance pay the Lentini estate, clarifying a common misunderstanding about most policies, that the policy is designed not to follow the vehicle in isolation, but the policyholder.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a wrongful death, a personal injury, or a motor vehicle accident, please contact the law offices of Beers and Gordon P.A. for a free consultation. Our firm serves all of Seminole, Orange, Volusia, Lake, and Brevard counties, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Longwood, Winter Park, Lake Mary, and Greater Orlando. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience ready and willing to go the distance on your case. Call us right away at 407-862-1825.