In a May 30, 2012 segment, WFTV 9 addressed the recent changes to Florida’s PIP law. In the segment, WFTV reports that the average plaintiff’s attorney fee for a Florida PIP lawsuit is $60,000.00. WFTV reports that the abuses, like the case addressed where only $200 in PIP benefits was sought and almost $40,000.00 in attorney’s fees was recovered, is a major contributing cause to the increased insurance rates Floridians are experiencing.
In an interview with WFTV, Brooke Teplitz, a PIP Manager at State Farm, stated the following: “Our rates will keep going up, and Florida drivers will keep paying more and more because of the fraud and abuse in the system.”
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