At least three bills have been filed that all aim to end the PIP system. It is a strong possibility that 2019 will be the year that Florida eliminates PIP.
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A warning to those injured after being in a car accident; you may continue to be victimized by the very medical provider you went to in order to get better. What we continue to uncover is that if an unsuspecting patient goes to the wrong provider, the desire to bill motor vehicle insurance PIP benefits can take priority over your medical treatment. How Much Does Personal Injury Protection Cover? In Florida, PIP insurance benefits are required on all motor vehicles. Also called Personal Injury Protection, PIP benefits pay up to 80% of a person's medical bills and lost wages, up [...]
If you have been injured, whether in a car accident, slip and fall, or other type of incident, the insurance company will certainly ask about prior or pre-existing injuries. If you have none, your claim is worth much more and this article is likely inapplicable to your situation. Most prior injuries do not affect a settlement, but if you have been in a previous accident with injuries to the same area of your body as the current claim, it can be expected that the insurance company will use that injury as an excuse to try and pay you less. Whether [...]
“Do I Still Have an Injury Case Even Though My X-Rays at the Hospital Came Back Negative?” I get questions like the above all of the time arising from accidents in Pinellas County. There is a general misunderstanding about what injuries are covered if one is involved in an auto accident, a truck accident or motorcycle accident. Following an accident, many people feel pain or soreness and go to the hospital to get checked out. At the hospital, it is standard procedure to be given an X-ray. Clearly, broken bones have a significant value for an accident claim, but they [...]
If you have been involved in a car accident or truck accident, you will often immediately feel the symptoms of your injuries. However, it is also entirely common for one’s adrenaline to mask the effects of the injuries until later in the evening or the next morning. Often, headaches, soreness and stiffness take a bit to “set in” and even though you may have refused treatment at the scene, you later realize that something is wrong. For purposes of your health and to avoid unnecessary objection from the insurance company, you must try to seek treatment as soon as possible. [...]