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An automobile accident can be a traumatic experience for all parties involved and the bad experience is only exacerbated by the medical bills that can pile up following the accident.
In Florida, every driver is required to take out a policy with a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection(PIP). PIP will cover 80% of medical expenses but will be exhausted when that number reaches $10,000. Because many drivers in Florida only take out the mandatory minimum PIP coverage, they become susceptible to having to pay out of pocket expenses.
After exhausting your PIP coverage you can look into whether or not you have Medical Payment Auto Coverage often referred to as Medpay. If you carry Medpay it will cover you for the amount of coverage you paid for. For example, if you carry the minimum PIP coverage and $5000 in Medpay coverage, you will be covered for $15,000 in medical expenses. For other out-of-pocket medical expenses that have accumulated as a result of an accident you may be able to use health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare. If the other driver involved was at fault, out of pocket expenses can be claimed as damages against the at-fault driver.
Call Dan Newlin Injury Attorneys at 800-257-1822 and consult with a DUI attorney! Our staff is here to ensure that our clients receive all the assistance they need following a DUI accident. We are here to put your mind at ease so you can focus on recovering while we handle the medical bills. Whether you have been in an accident or would like a consultation on how to better prepare yourself through different types of automobile coverage, Call Dan Newlin Injury Attorneys today!