The new Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) law is designed to crack down on no-fault auto insurance fraud may not be actually be saving money. Reports indicate that this new law does little to help insurance companies, as well as Florida drivers, save money. “Any potential savings coming on the personal injury protection portion of a policy is so slight that it is likely to be offset by increases in other parts of the coverage.”
The “new” PIP law, which took effect in July of this past year, limits benefits to $2,500 unless a medical professional determines the accident victim is suffering from an “emergency medical condition.” “Medical professional” includes doctors, osteopathic physician, dentist or a supervised physician’s assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner, but excludes chiropractors. Prior to the change, $10,000 was the maximum amount insurance companies were required to pay for medical bills and lost wages, no matter who was at fault for the accident.
New PIP Law Begins, But Will You Pay Less?, www.miami.cbslocal.com January 01, 2013
With the decrease in the PIP benefits, accidents victims will need to find other avenues to pay for their medical bills and other costs, especially if they are not at fault for the accident. The Miami motor vehicle accident attorneys at the Friedland | Carmona focus a great deal of their practice on auto accident claims. The Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers have a successful track record in recovering compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering for accident victims. If you or you loved one has been injured in a car accident, call the Miami personal injury lawyers at the Friedland | Carmona today! Call (305) 661-2008 for your free consultation!
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