A lot of people don't realize this, but Central Florida is one of the world's most dangerous places for pedestrians when it comes to automobile accidents. Most people who have been hit by a car don't realize that their initial medical expenses will typically be paid by automobile insurance coverage, and this is true regardless of who's at fault for the accident.
As anyone who watches our series of videos knows, everyone who owns a car in Florida is required to carry personal injury protection coverage (PIP) as part of their automobile insurance package. PIP coverage applies any time a motor vehicle is involved in an accident, even with a pedestrian.
PIP coverage pays 80% of all medical bills that arise from a motor vehicle accident up to a maximum of $10,000. Pedestrians who receive PIP coverage can still make a claim against the at-fault driver for the remainder of their unpaid medical bills, lost wages and even pain and suffering, if their injuries are bad enough.
If you or a loved one has been hit by a car and have questions about how your medical bills are going to be paid, please reach out to us. We are happy to answer any questions. You can reach us by calling our office at (407) 254-4901, you can text us at (407) 644-4444, or you can even reach out to us via the Facebook Messenger app. We are always happy to offer a no obligation, free consultation to discuss your case with you.