There have been some recent changes in Florida case law pertaining to Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. Since 1972, insurance companies were required to have their doctor hold an independent medical evaluation to determine if the injured person required medical care. These “examinations” generally resulted in the termination of benefits. Now, the insurance doctor does not even have to physically examine the policy holder, they just have to review their medical records to legally state that the person does not need medical care.
Knowledgeable accident attorneys (personal injury lawyers) can assist their clients in getting their PIP benefits reinstated, if it is caused by insurance fraud, and make the insurance company pay for attorney fees and costs.
Here are my suggestions on what to do:
- If you get a letter from your insurance company either setting an insurance medical exam or cutting off benefits based on a “paper review” of your medical records, act immediately. Call an experienced accident attorney for advice. If you don’t you will lose your right to appeal the insurance company’s decision.
- It is important to hire an attorney who has handled PIP scam cases before and is up to date on the latest strategies to win your case.
- Continue to get medical treatment if you are seriously injured and the at-fault party has Bodily Injury Liability coverage or you have Uninsured Motorist coverage. This is important not only for your physical recovery, but for your personal injury case – having gaps in your medical treatment will hurt your case.
For More Information:
New PIP Case Law in Florida
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyes may be able to prove PIP insurance fraud
Auto Insurance Coverage: Laws, Recommendations, Factors, and Tips for Florida Drivers
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