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What You Need to Know About Personal Injury Protection

Florida requires Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”), also known as “no fault” insurance, to be purchased by everyone who owns a motor vehicle that is registered in Florida. When your automobile policy contains PIP coverage, your own car insurance pays for medical expenses and lost wages that you suffer in a car accident. PIP coverage is different from bodily injury coverage because PIP coverage will pay for your care regardless of who was at fault for causing the accident whereas bodily injury coverage pays for the care of others who were injured due to your negligence.

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Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer vs. Managing Your Own Case

Abraham Lincoln once said, “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” That doesn’t necessarily mean that you need a lawyer for every legal proceeding. People often handle their own small claims court cases. However, most cases involve complicated facts and rules of law. People who don’t have a legal background can often miss things that a trained lawyer would quickly recognize. In any type of case, you will want to make certain that you know exactly what the proceedings entail. What are your rights? What responsibilities do you have? What exactly do those legal terms mean?

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