Proper Application of PIP Deductibles

An issue that comes up frequently in PIP cases is the application of the deductible to the payment of PIP claims. Florida Statute. 627.739(2) states that “[t]he deductible amount must be applied to 100 percent of the expenses and losses described in s. 627.736. After the deductible is met, each insured is eligible to receive […]

Answering Questions during Examinations for PIP Cases

Answering Questions During Examinations For Pip Cases

Pursuant to the new PIP law, under Florida Statute 627.736(6)(g), an insured or omnibus insured seeking PIP benefits under a policy is required to comply with the terms of the policy, including attendance at an examination under oath (EUO). However, that does not give the insurer the right to harass the claimant. The questioning during […]

1st DCA Strikes Down PIP Injunction based on Issue of Standing

Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeals struck down the injunction which was blocking the implementation of aspects of the new PIP statute. The injunction had found some of the most controversial elements of the new PIP law to be unconstitutional: the limitation of PIP benefits to $2,500 for insureds who are determined to not have […]

Florida Supreme Court Rules on Application of Fee Schedule for PIP Cases!

In Geico General Ins. Co. v. Virtual Imaging Services, Inc., No. SC12-905 (Fla. 2013), the Supreme Court of Florida held that in order to limit reimbursements using the Medicare fee schedule, the insurer must give notice to the insured by specifically electing to use that methodology in its insurance policy. The Supreme Court’s decision is consistent […]

EUO NOT REQUIRED FOR OLD PIP CLAIMS

In Nunez v. Geico Gen. Ins. Co., No. SC12-650 (Fla. 2013), the Florida Supreme Court considered the question of whether an insurer can require an insured to attend an examination under oath (EUO) as a condition precedent to PIP coverage. The Court held that an insurer could not require an insured to attend an EUO […]

New PIP law: have insurance companies limited your coverage?

New PIP Law: Have Insurance Companies Limited Your Coverage?

Under the new PIP law, an injured person must seek medical care for injuries resulting from an auto accident within 14 days of the accident. Otherwise no PIP benefits will be paid. In addition, if it is determined that the injury is not an emergency medical condition, your PIP benefits are reduced to $2,500.00. Under […]

Top reasons to use Masnikoff and Associates to handle your PIP suits

Top reasons for using our firm to handle your PIP suits 1) Our firm does not take any percentage of the PIP benefits from the medical providers. Our fees and costs are only paid by the Insurance Companies, not our clients. Some firms get paid by the Insurance Companies and also charge the medical provider […]

Our Firm will not Fill our Pockets with a Percentage of Your PIP Benefits

Our Firm Will Not Fill Our Pockets

There are no shortage of PIP attorneys and PIP firms out there that keep a percentage of whatever PIP benefits and interest they secure for their clients for themselves. At the Law Offices of Lyle B. Masnikoff & Associates, P.A., we find this to be offensive. We feel that since your clinic performed medical services […]