Temple Terrace, FL (April 22, 2021) – Florida drivers are currently required to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) or No-Fault benefits in the amount of $10,000. Generally, PIP Benefits pay 80% of an injured person’s medical bills involved in an auto accident up to $10,000. However, there are many flaws with this system, and the insurance company can deny payment of medical bills without paying the full $10,000 in PIP Benefits. This can leave the injured person who has paid benefits with unpaid medical bills and the inability to continue medical care.
Currently, Florida does not require drivers to carry bodily injury coverage. Bodily Injury coverage is meant to provide a means of recovery for the injured party to seek damages against the at-fault party for medical bills, lost wages, and pain suffering both in the past and future. However, many drivers that cause accidents do not carry bodily injury coverage which can leave the injured person with significant hardships of inability to work and medical bill debt.
HB 719 seeks to eliminate PIP Benefits and require all driver’s to carry at a minimum $25,000 in bodily injury coverage to eliminate the problems under the PIP system and provide a means of protection for those injured in auto accidents. HB 719 has passed the Senate and will be debated in the House on Friday.
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About David M. Bulluck, Esq.
David M. Bulluck, Esq. is the founding partner of the Tampa law firm, Bulluck Law Group, practicing in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death. Mr. Bulluck has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and The Top Trial Lawyers in America. For further information, please contact Mr. Bulluck at David@BulluckLawGroup.com or (813) 988-7800.