For nearly 40 years, the Florida State Statutes have required that drivers maintain, at the very least, an insurance policy known as Personal Injury Protection
, or PIP, a plan of coverage that ensures a driver, their passengers, and any other individuals caught up in an accident are protected. But currently, the Florida House of Representatives is considering a bill that would disrupt this standard in favor of a similar, yet different concept.
According to the bill’s sponsor, Representative Erin Grall, the current system isn’t working. And it’s unfair to Floridians. But critics argue it could lead to more lawsuits. Grall says:
…what the bill does is it repeals Florida’s motor vehicle no-fault law, it replaces PIP with mandatory bodily injury requirements at $25,000 per person $50,000 in the aggregate, and in addition to the bodily injury coverage insurers must offer medical payments coverage at $5,000 or $10,000 and it must include a $5,000 death benefit
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a wrongful death, a personal injury, or a motor vehicle accident, please contact the law offices of Beers and Gordon P.A. for a free consultation. Our firm serves all of Seminole, Orange, Volusia, Lake, and Brevard counties, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Longwood, Winter Park, Lake Mary, and Greater Orlando. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience ready and willing to go the distance on your case. Call us right away at 407-862-1825.