A group of chiropractors, massage therapists, and acupuncturists have filed the first of numerous anticipated lawsuits over Florida's recently overhauled personal injury protection (PIP) law. Nearly eight months after the PIP law passed, auto insurers have not yet reduced any premiums. In fact, State Farm recently proposed increasing the PIP portion of its insurance by 22 percent, but it is willing to settle for a mere 7.9 percent increase.
The new PIP Reform Bill of 2012 will usher in a swath of questionable requirements and limitations on personal injury protection (PIP) auto insurance coverage that may ultimately do more harm than good to Florida drivers. The following are a few recommended steps to take following an auto accident to maximize your PIP benefits.
The PIP Reform Bill of 2012, held out by the governor and the majority of legislators as the bill to end all car accident fraud and to lower automobile insurance premiums for Florida drivers, represents nothing more than a ruse fueled by political corruption and corporate greed.
The Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee voted to pass CS/HB119 on Wednesday afternoon, moving Florida lawmakers one step closer to radically affecting the rights of Florida residents who are involved in auto and other motor vehicle accidents.