The attorneys at the Bradenton-Sarasota law firm of Mulock Flynn Law have represented car, truck, and motorcycle accident victims from Bradenton and Sarasota and surrounding areas for over 25 years, collectively. Regardless of where your accident occurred, we can handle your case and guide you through what can be a very stressful and time-consuming process.
Frequently, we are asked, “What is Florida No-Fault?” Basically, Florida has a law called “No-Fault,” which applies to automobile accidents. It is also referred to as Personal Injury Protection or “PIP.” By law, every driver in Florida is required to carry PIP benefits as part of one’s automobile insurance coverage. Therefore, when someone is in an automobile accident, he or she is covered by their own insurance company that provides Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits, regardless of who is “at fault” in the accident; hence, the name “No-Fault.” Usually, PIP benefits amount to $10,000 in coverage, since that is the minimum coverage required under Florida law; however, your PIP coverage may be more. PIP coverage pays medical expenses as well as certain non-medical-related costs associated with the accident, such as, lost wages and the costs of hiring someone to do household chores.
In addition to your PIP benefits, you may also be entitled to compensation for medical bills in excess of your PIP coverage, as well as non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, as long as you were not at fault in the accident and your injury meets the threshold. In Florida, that threshold is: (a) permanent injury, (b) significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function, (c) significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement, or (d) death.
There are many aspects in pursuing an auto accident claim. Please call our Bradenton office today and let us take that heavy burden off your shoulders while letting you focus on what’s really important: getting you better and back on your feet. If you cannot meet at our Bradenton office, no problem! One of our knowledgeable attorneys at Flynn Law, P.A. will come to you!
Call the Bradenton-Sarasota law firm of Flynn Law, P.A. at 941-800-1140 to discuss your case, and let us put our 25 years of experience and skills to work for you.