More benefits lost for the Florida Driver (PIP)
I couldn’t agree more with Dr. Misty Green, that Florida drivers will have little to say on their PIP benefits. Having handled car accident cases for the past 20 years in Florida, approximately 50% of my clients do not have health insurance and the only insurance they have to help with their injuries is their pip insurance. Without that insurance these people’s injuries will only get worse form non-treatment and eventually we as taxpayers will end up paying for their injuries regardless through hospitals simply passing their unpaid bills along to us in the form of higher medical costs or through higher taxes because of higher social security, disability, medicare or medicaid costs (which the clients will be forced to apply for because they have no other way to get treatment). Of the thousands of people I have represented I can count on my one hand the number of times I suspected “pip fraud” and I cannot ever recall a client of mine being prosecuted for it. If this is such a problem why not enforce the existing laws to a greater extent rather than punish the people who need it the most? If ever need advice if you know someone that has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, please have them call Mark P. Smith, board certified trial attorney, Cell phone is 239-470-4384.
Why hire a board certified trial attorney?
Not all personal injury, wrongful death, property and contract disputes, insurance claims, and real estate foreclosures end up in court, but it is impossible to know which litigation will go to trial, and the process can seem daunting.
A Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney has been recommended by peers and judges for this special designation, and has successfully passed an arduous written exam to earn the certification. In fact, according to the Florida Bar web site, there are only two Board Certified trial attorneys in the entire city of Cape Coral.
Board Certified Attorneys are especially well prepared to be your advocate throughout court proceedings because of our acquired knowledge, experience and dogged attention to detail. We have to be able to command attention and speak persuasively with an understanding of courtroom dynamics. In a situation where one mistake can mean the difference between a positive or negative outcome, a board certified civil trial advocate like Smith & Valentine Law can ensure that your legal rights are well protected.
How do I choose the right Attorney?
- What was your impression after meeting with a prospective attorney for the first time?
- Did the attorney have enough experience and education to make you feel confident in their abilities?
- What is the attorney’s area of expertise? Does it align with your situation?
- Did the attorney understand your concerns?
- Did the attorney clearly explain the law related to your potential lawsuit?
- Were you treated in a professional manner?
- How did you learn about the attorney? Were you referred by a friend, relative or business contact or were you motivated by a TV or phone book advertising?