Governor Vetoes PIP Reform Legislation
202107.12
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Governor Vetoes PIP Reform Legislation

In somewhat of a surprise move, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently vetoed legislation that had passed the Florida Legislature that would have reformed the state’s personal injury protection (PIP) system. The legislation would have replaced the entire PIP insurance scheme with a new mandatory automobile insurance requirement that every driver carry a minimum amount of…

Florida Legislature Looks Set to Repeal PIP After Years of Talk About Reform
202105.13
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Florida Legislature Looks Set to Repeal PIP After Years of Talk About Reform

Florida PIP repeal may finally take place soon. During its most recent legislative session, and after years of attempts to overhaul the state’s much-maligned mandatory personal injury protection (PIP) insurance scheme for motor vehicle liability insurance, both chambers of the Florida Legislature finally made the first serious attempts to do so during its recently concluded…

What is a Structured Settlement?
202012.04
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What is a Structured Settlement?

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence in Florida, chances are you have either filed a claim with the responsible party’s insurance carrier or, if the responsible party’s insurer refused to take your claim seriously, or a personal injury lawsuit against the driver that injured you.  There will come a point in…

Florida PIP Insurance: Will the Legislature Finally Act?
201902.09
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Florida PIP Insurance: Will the Legislature Finally Act?

Florida’s 2019 legislative session officially starts on March 3rd, and legislative committees are already meeting to discuss what the 2019 Legislature’s priorities will be. One of the items expected to be high on the agenda, for the third year in a row, is automobile liability insurance reform. According to a report from the Daytona Beach…

Is Florida a No-Fault Insurance State?
201812.27
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Is Florida a No-Fault Insurance State?

This is a very common question that we receive from many clients and potential clients who do not understand how the motor vehicle liability insurance scheme in Florida works.  This is not surprising, as the system is quite complicated.  One of the most misunderstood aspects of personal injury law in Florida is the limited no-fault…