New 14-day limit on treatment
Now more than ever before, seeking immediate help from an experienced auto accident attorney after having been involved in an accident has become critical in protecting your legal rights. Changes to Florida law concerning Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage and limits of liability were passed into effect as of January 1, 2013, and could severely impact those who are seeking fair and legal compensation after having been in a car crash.
The law’s new language states that those seeking PIP medical benefit compensation only have 14 days from the date of the accident to seek medical treatment for their injuries. The revised law also provides new stipulations as to exactly what type of care provider can provide those treatments. “I’ve been helping our clients in their efforts to obtain legal compensation for injuries sustained in a vehicle accident caused by the negligence of another for years”, noted Southwest Florida personal injury attorney Scot D. Goldberg. “The changes to the laws governing PIP coverage, if not fully understood, could result in the injured person being ineligible to receive their fair compensation under the law”.
Suffering a serious injury in an accident is a life-altering experience that can result in confusion, stress and emotional trauma. The personal injury lawyers at Goldberg, Racila, D’Alessandro & Noone, LLC, urge you to get help immediately after an accident in order to protect your legal rights under the new changes in the PIP laws. Call 239-461-5508 to discuss your situation, before it’s too late.