If you haven’t been involved in a car accident in recent years, you may not be aware of how principal injury protection affects how you proceed with medical treatment after a wreck. Personal injury protection1, or PIP, sets up a strict timeline and procedure for how people injured in an accident can use PIP benefits, which can be up to $10,000. PIP can be difficult to figure out, so if you need guidance in this area of law, contact the Clearwater, Florida personal injury attorneys at the Dolman Law Firm.
What is PIP?
Florida is one of several states that has a “no fault” system of car insurance. Florida law requires2 that all drivers carry PIP coverage. This allows a driver, even if the accident was caused by him or her, to receive medical benefits for treatment of injuries sustained in the car accident.
What are the steps involved in filing a PIP claim?
After your initial visit with a PIP medical provider, you can next determine if you have a case for compensation outside of PIP. Under Florida law, an accident victim can still bring a lawsuit for damages besides medical care costs, such a pain and suffering.
Navigating how to file a PIP claim can be difficult and the consequences of not following the law can mean you will lose eligibility for PIP benefits. At the Dolman Law Group in Clearwater, Florida, our auto accident attorneys can guide you through the process as well as look at any other claims you can make in conjunction with your car accident. Call us today at 727-451-6900 for a free consultation.
Dolman Law Group
800 North Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33765