In United Automobile Insurance Company v. Metro Injury & Rehab Center, ___ So.3d ___ (Fla. 3rd DCA July 29, 2009), the PIP insurer withdrew PIP benefits based on a peer review of the treating doctor’s records.  Those records contained information concerning physical examination(s) which the treating physician performed on the insured.  The county court granted summary judgment against

Pursuant to Florida Statute Section 627.409, an insurer can retroactively rescind a policy if it later finds a material misrepresentation in the application for insurance.  A misrepresentation is "material" if the misrepresentation was material to the acceptance of the risk by the insurer, or, if the insurer in good faith would not have issued the policy

Recently, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals reversed a First Party Bad Faith verdict and judgment. In United Automobile Insurance Company v. Colon, Ms. Colon sued her PIP insurer for bad faith claims handling in failing to pay her doctors under her PIP policy. Although she disclaimed any non-economic damages for emotional distress, the

In Flaxman v. Government Employees Ins. Co.,  993 So.2d 597 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008), the insured had PIP with GEICO which paid statutorily mandated benefits of 80% of medical expenses as well as 60% of lost wages up to a total of $10,000. The insured also had available under the same policy "Additional" PIP or

The Nation Law Firm was recently successful in a suit against Progressive Select Insurance Company for Personal Injury Protection benefits.

Our client was injured in a car accident and sought PIP benefits from Progressive, which insured the car he was riding in at the time of the accident.  Progressive denied the claim and said that our client