insurance fraud | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
Despite changes to Florida’s personal-injury-protection (PIP) laws enacted by legislators last year, law enforcement officials across the state are still seeing record numbers of staged auto accidents to defraud insurance companies. A recent high-profile case involving an Orlando chiropractic and wellness center that recruited “drivers” to enlist people to stage car accidents exemplifies the importance of hiring an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney to represent you if you’re injured in an auto accident.
James O. Cunningham and other Orlando personal injury attorneys are voicing their opposition to a new Florida law expected to take effect on July 1. State legislators recently amended the statute that governs personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. Mr. Cunningham and his colleagues believe that the changes could harm people who suffer injuries that are not immediately apparent, such as head and neck injuries from auto accidents. In our state, PIP insurance is a type of no-fault insurance coverage that pays up to $10,000 for injuries suffered in an accident regardless of who is responsible for causing the accident.