In an article for the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Florida personal injury attorney Theodore Babbitt explains personal injury protection coverage.

PIP coverage is required as a part of Florida’s automobile insurance. Up to the limit of the insurance, this coverage pays the driver or passenger’s bills without regard to fault.

This no-fault coverage pays 80% of all medical bills; 60% of all lost wages and also covers the insured regardless of the vehicle they are driving.

If an injury is serious enough to meet one of the following thresholds, then a lawsuit for damages not covered by PIP may be filed:

  • A significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function
  • A permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability
  • Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement
  • Death

Click for more explanation of Personal Injury Protection coverage.