Tampa/St. Pete PIP Lawyers
Car accidents are confusing and you may not know the appropriate steps to take. The most important step to take after a crash is to seek medical attention. Then, it is important to speak to a Tampa/St. Pete PIP lawyer who can advise on your claim and help you obtain the full benefits you are entitled to.
What is PIP?
The law in Tampa and St. Pete requires all drivers to purchase and carry a minimum of $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP). After an accident, you can file a claim with your own insurance company and if you are seriously hurt, you can obtain up to $10,000, or the policy’s limits, in benefits. It does not matter if you contributed to the crash or even caused it entirely. You still have a right to claim these benefits. PIP benefits are available in a number of different types of motor vehicle accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- T-bone accidents, also known as sideswipe collisions
- Distracted driving accidents
- Failure to yield accidents
While PIP benefits are no-fault, you may not be eligible if the crash was intentional or occurred while you were committing a felony.
PIP Benefits Available After a Crash
After a crash, you can claim a number of different types of PIP benefits. The most common of these include:
- Emergency transportation, such as an ambulance
- Medical tests, such as MRIs, CAT scans, and X-rays
- Other medical treatment such as suturing or setting broken bones
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Prescription medication
- Lost income
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
- Death benefits
How Can a Tampa/St. Pete PIP Lawyer Help?
Once you have purchased PIP coverage and become involved in a crash, you expect the insurance company to be there to help and support you. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. Insurers do not always fulfill their legal obligations and so, working with a lawyer is often very beneficial. When working on your case, a lawyer will:
Make sure you meet deadlines: PIP claims are governed by many different deadlines. For example, you have only 14 days to seek medical treatment.
Handle the legal process: After an accident, you will be confused, suffering from pain, and not understand the legal steps you need to take. A lawyer will take over the legal process so you can focus on your recovery.
Protect your rights: Your insurance company may try to deny or reduce the amount of benefits you are entitled to. A lawyer will fight to ensure your rights are upheld so you claim the full compensation you deserve.
Our PIP Lawyers in Tampa/St. Pete Can Provide the Sound Legal Advice You Need
If you have been hurt in an accident, our Tampa/St. Pete PIP lawyer at Shuster Saben Estevez can provide the sound legal advice you need. We were counsel on more published opinions and orders in favor of medical providers than any other firm in the history of the PIP statute, and we will put our expertise to work for you. Call us now at 877-511-7829 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.