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What is PIP? Ask an Automobile Accident Attorney at our Tampa, Florida Law Firm

If you have been hurt in an automobile accident, an attorney from the Tampa law firm of Clark & Martino, P.A. can help you in various ways. A primary concern of ours will be to make sure that you receive compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages following your accident. In Florida, all motorists are required by law to have at least $10,000 of personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. PIP benefits are paid by your own insurance company in the event of an automobile accident. Your attorney can explain more, but unfortunately, PIP benefits alone may not be sufficient to cover your needs.

Reforms that go in effect on January 1, 2013 will also make it harder for auto accident victims to get adequate compensation. To qualify for benefits, one must seek treatment from a physician, dentist, osteopath, or chiropractor, and be diagnosed with an “emergency medical condition.” One must also seek treatment no later than 14 days after an accident, or else compensation can be denied.

To learn more, contact an automobile accident attorney at Clark & Martino, P.A. in Tampa, FL. We represent victims of auto accidents and others who have sustained serious bodily injuries. Each of the partners at our Tampa-based personal injury law firm is board certified in civil trial law, a mark of distinction that is held by less than 1% of all lawyers in the state. Here, you will receive personalized attention from attorneys that have more than 100 years of cumulative experience.