PIP Attorney Serving Tampa, Clearwater, St Petersburg, Bradenton & Other Florida Cities
A Florida PIP attorney is one that represents individuals who have been denied coverage under the state’s personal injury protection (PIP) laws. Since 1972, Florida has been one of only a handful of states in the country that has a “no fault” auto accident insurance system. Every driver in FL is required by law to purchase a minimum of $10,000 personal injury protection coverage, and to seek compensation from his or her own insurance company in the event of an accident. A PIP attorney can explain in more detail, but the theory behind Florida’s no-fault system is that it avoids the need for costly and time-consuming litigation (i.e., finger pointing) and helps people get compensated more quickly for their injuries.
Unfortunately, insurance companies often deny otherwise valid claims or make payments that fall short of their policyholders’ needs. Making matters worse is that effective January 1, 2013 auto accident victims will face additional obstacles in seeking compensation for their injuries. Help from a PIP attorney at the law firm of Reeder & Nussbaum, P.A. in St. Petersburg therefore might be necessary. Our partners Andy Reeder and Marc Nussbaum represent victims of auto accidents and others who have suffered severe personal injuries.
The services of a Florida PIP attorney from our firm just might spell the difference between getting compensation for your injuries and getting nothing. Under the new PIP law, auto accident victims will have just 14 days to seek medical treatment, and must have an “emergency medical condition” in order to qualify for the full $10,000 of personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. Your insurance company may also require you to submit to an examination under oath (EUO) – a formal proceeding at which you will most certainly benefit from the assistance of a PIP attorney.