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Florida PIP Law: Florida Supreme Court refuses to hear case involving Personal Injury Protection Law

Admist the sweeping changes that Florida’s new Personal Injury Protection (PIP) law recently brought, the Florida Supreme Court denied to review a lawsuit involving PIP reforms. Proponents of the PIP reform are pleased with the Florida Supreme Court’s decision, stating that the new law not only saves insurance holders money, but prevents the filing of questionable personal injury claims. For the time being, the Florida Supreme Court made no decision regarding the substantive issue of the new PIP law and the Florida Constitution, only that the cases brought before the Supreme Court lack standing.

Meanwhile, personal injury claimants and insurance policy holders are disappointed with the decision and upset with the changes that the new PIP law brought. With the new PIP law, injury claimants must seek medical evaluation no later than 14 days after the accident. Failure to do so means no medical benefits for the injured claimant. This is devastating to many Floridians. Some injuries do not manifest themselves until some time after the car crash. Alarmingly, most insurance holders do not even understand PIP law, the PIP requirements, or that their insurance can even pay a percentage of their medical bills. Unfortunately, many people even go without ever being treated by a physician. Weighing the pros and cons of the new PIP reform, some policy holders find that the costs of the new law far outweigh the benefits. In fact, these policy holders feel that the PIP reform did not even decrease their insurance premiums.

If you have ever been involved in a car accident, you may have questions that need answers. What if you have no health insurance? What will you do about lost wages? How can you seek medical attention? These are all questions that we are ready to answer. Give us a call today to schedule your free consultation.

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