After a trial, we obtained a verdict of 3.5 million for our client that sustained low back injuries requiring two surgeries and a lifetime of pain management.
Our client was involved in a commercial vehicle accident which led to spinal fusion surgery requiring a spinal cord stimulator.
We obtained a $2.5 million verdict for our client that suffered a fractured arm and leg, necessitating surgery, as well as spinal injuries requiring long-term pain management for spinal injuries.
We obtained a verdict for our client who sustained spinal injuries in an accident that required spinal fusion surgery.
We obtained a $1.95 million verdict for a client who sustained spinal injuries in an auto accident which required a lifetime of pain management and need for future surgery.
Our client was involved in a motorcycle crash and sustained injuries. We were able to recover $1,450,000.
Our client was involved in a commercial vehicle accident and sustained injuries. We were able to recover $1,300,000.
Our client sustained injuries due to a faulty product. We were able to recover $1,000,000
We recovered for our client injured in an accident resulting in shoulder and spinal injuries.
We recovered for our client who was injured in a fall at an apartment complex.
In no-fault states, like Florida, injured motorists must go outside the no-fault system to recover compensation for damages that are not covered by PIP insurance. Let’s face it, PIP usually covers just a fraction of the damages that someone suffers when they are injured.
Injuries sustained in auto accidents often result in an acceleration of degeneration, especially spine-related injuries. These injuries can become debilitating, often requiring pain management or surgical intervention. The cost of ongoing medical treatment for permanent injuries can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of someone’s life and the value of your non-economic damages can be just as much, or even greater.
This is where our team of personal injury attorneys comes in and demands fair and just compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. Remember, while PIP is important, it only provides for a portion of basic economic losses and expenses immediately following your accident and is not meant to cover all of your damages.
Florida’s 14-day rule states that if you are involved in an accident, you must seek medical attention within 14 days following the accident to obtain their car insurance no-fault benefits. If you do not get the proper medical attention within two weeks, your PIP Insurance claim may be denied.
Florida has several unique rules when it comes to personal injury protection. Notably, PIP insurance in Florida only covers certain percentages of your damages. For example, it only covers up to 80% of your medical expenses and 60% of your lost wages up to a $10,000 limit. PIP does not cover any non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, in Florida.
Your PIP claim will only be accepted if you receive medical treatment for your injuries within two weeks of the accident. Because Florida has an exceptionally high rate of fraudulent insurance claims, your insurance provider has up to 60 days to review your claim. However, it must begin payments within 30 days, regardless of whether or not it deems your claim “suspicious.”
Insurance companies uphold the 14-day rule for a variety of reasons. First, waiting to get medical attention can make an injury worse. The sooner you get medical evaluation the better your chances are at minimizing your injuries and preventing further complications.
Second, proving that your injuries are linked to the accident is a critical part of making an insurance claim. When you get medical treatment right away, the link is clear.
To receive PIP benefits following an accidents, you must seek medical services and care from a qualified health provider. Qualified providers include, but are not limited to, the following:
In Georgia, personal injury protection coverage is not mandatory. However, you do have the option of purchasing PIP insurance—and it may be a good idea to do so. After most motor vehicle accidents in Georgia, the injured party can bring a claim against the other driver as long as the injured individual was less than 50% at fault for the accident. However, because the state operates under a fault-based system, the injured individual will need to prove that the other driver caused the accident and, therefore, their injuries and damages.
If you elect to have PIP coverage in addition to your minimum liability coverage, you may be able to file a claim with your own insurance provider and receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and other economic damages, regardless of fault. In fact, PIP insurance can allow you to recover damages if the liable insurance company argues that you were more than 50% to blame for the accident.
While filing a personal injury protection claim may seem fairly straightforward, it is not uncommon for accident victims to experience challenges in recovering rightful compensation. Remember, insurance companies are businesses and, like any other business, their primary goal is making money. They often devalue, dispute, or deny claims in an effort to reduce payouts and improve profits. Even your own insurance provider is not on your side after a serious accident. At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we help our clients navigate the PIP process.
If you need help with your personal injury protection claim, or if you are dealing with any challenges in recovering compensation after an auto accident or motor vehicle collision, reach out to the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. today. We answer our phones 24/7, and you will always be connected with a real person when you call. There are no fees unless we recover compensation for you!
Call The Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. at 855-WE-FIGHT or fill out and submit our online contact form to request a free initial consultation today. We look forward to hearing your story and sharing how we can help you get back on your feet.
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