PIP (Personal Injury Protection) Suits
Florida is a no-fault state, meaning that drivers must have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance for their vehicles. In the event of a traffic accident, the insurance provider is expected to pay for medical costs and lost income. Medical providers rely on PIP money to pay for their costs in treating head injury patients, fractures, and other serious injuries caused by traffic accidents in Florida. In some cases, medical professionals and clinics have a challenging time recovering personal injury protection benefits from insurers. Bills may be denied or an insurance provider may argue that charges for treatment are not justified.
When this happens, medical providers may seek a PIP lawsuit. This type of legal action is filed by an attorney on behalf of a clinic or medical professional against an insurance provider. Medical providers can pursue not only the PIP benefits they are entitled to, but also the legal fees associated with pursuing the claim as well as possible penalties and interest associated with the delay in benefits.PIP Suits are Different From Personal Injury Claims
A PIP suit is very different from a personal injury lawsuit. Whereas a personal injury legal claim involves tort law, a PIP lawsuit involves contract law. While a personal injury claim has a four year statute of limitations, the statute of limitations for a PIP lawsuit is five years. There are other significant differences as well, which is one reason why many personal injury attorneys in Miami and Florida do not take on PIP claims. The Flaxman Law Group has assisted clients with both types of cases.What You Can Do If Your Bills Have Been Denied or Reduced
The Flaxman Law Group can represent you in a PIP claim if you are a medical provider and have been denied PIP benefits. It costs nothing upfront to consult with the Flaxman Law Group. Our legal team offers a free, no obligation consultation to all new clients. The Flaxman Law Group is also willing to work on a contingency fee basis, so you may not need to worry about legal costs upfront. In PIP lawsuits, the insurance company will also pay your legal fees if your claim is successful.Contact a PIP Attorney in Miami to Discuss PIP Issues and Your Rights
In many cases, it is impossible for medical providers to determine whether an insurance provider has reasonable cause to deny or reduce a PIP claim. Medical professionals are in the business of saving lives - not in the business of investigating insurance policies. That's where the Flaxman Law Group can be of assistance. If you have been denied PIP bills or have had bills reduced in the past five years, contact the Flaxman Law Group for detailed information about your options. Charles Flaxman of the Flaxman Law Group worked for ten years in the insurance industry before devoting his life to the law. His unique perspective allows him to understand the policies and tactics insurance providers use, and this can be a powerful advantage for your case. The Flaxman Law Group phones are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so if you have questions about your PIP benefits or would like to know whether you have a claim, call today.