Gregory Perenich, a partner at PERENICH The Law Firm, and his associate, Jowita Wysocka, have been invited to speak at an upcoming Clearwater Bar Association lunch seminar hosted by the Civil Practice Section. The one-hour seminar is titled "Highlights of the New PIP Law" and will begin at 12:00 noon on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the Clearwater Grand Hotel, 20967 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, Florida.
After Florida legislators disseminated and debated multiple versions of PIP reform bills, the House and Senate approved HB 119 on March 9, 2012. The bill is awaiting signature by Florida Governor Rick Scott, a major proponent of reforming the state's current personal injury protection (PIP) law.
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.
The Dickensian decline of two PIP bills pending before the Florida House on Monday marked the failed efforts of some Florida legislators to reform insurance personal injury protection (PIP). HB 967 and HB 1411, which were heavily backed by insurance companies, would have imposed significant obstacles for persons injured in auto accidents (and their attorneys) to recover PIP benefits.