What wage loss is reimbursable for pedestrians under the new Florida PIP law?
Personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage in Florida pays for an injured pedestrian’s lost wages as a result of the accident. However, under PIP, wage loss expenses are only paid up to a certain amount. In Florida, PIP pays for 60 percent of lost wages that injured pedestrians incur.
Essentially what this means is that the insurance company will pay your lost wages up to the maximum coverage amount. To be entitled to wage loss benefits, your doctor will need to make a statement indicating your injuries. Your insurance company will also want to verify your rate of pay to determine what lost wages you are entitled to.
Because there is a cap on PIP benefits and injured pedestrians in Sarasota often need more compensation that what PIP coverage provides, many accident victims are left without enough money to pay their bills. Sometimes, injured pedestrians will never be able to return to work, which causes them to lose out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in income. For this reason, injured pedestrians in Sarasota generally pursue personal injury lawsuits to collect additional compensation.
A Sarasota personal injury lawyer can help you collect from the driver’s insurance company so that you do not have to incur lost wages for injuries you suffered due to no fault of your own. For help getting maximum compensation following a Florida pedestrian accident, please contact the Sarasota pedestrian accident attorneys at the Mallard Law Firm. Call us today at 888-409-3805 for a free consultation.