PIP Reform Found Unconstitutional – Round 1 in the Books

In 2012, the Florida Legislature passed sweeping changes to Florida’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) laws.  These changes went into effect on January 1, 2013.  For purposes of today’s blog, I would point out that part of the change included that persons involved in automobile accidents could no longer use PIP for massage therapists and acupuncturists. … 
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Auto Accident Claims: Re-injuring a “Bad Back”

A common issue that arises in automobile accident claims is a new client that has been injured in an automobile accident, but also has a history of similar injuries or complaints in the past.  This raises a general question:  If someone with a preexisting history of treatment for a spinal injury is in an automobile… 
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Florida Insurance Bad Faith Law – Here We Go Again!

Bad Faith reform is again a goal of the insurance industry during this session of the Florida Legislature.   To understand the purpose of Florida “Bad Faith” insurance laws, I will start with a basic primer. Florida Statutes, in §624.155, prohibits an insurer from “not attempting in good faith to settle claims when, under all the… 
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