If you’re in a car accident and the investigating officer gives you a citation for some reason, you can still recover money damages against the other party that was in that crash with you. First, the police officers, while they may be trained to investigate an accident, their determination to issue a citation is not admissible in a court of law.

More importantly, Florida is a comparative negligence State. That means for every accident, there’s going to be 100% of fault attributed to the parties in that crash. For example, if both you and the other driver are at fault, you can still recover in either a claim against the insurance company or if necessary by going to court and having a jury trial over your liability, your injuries and your damages.