How will the Changes to Florida’s PIP Law Affect You?

The PIP (personal injury protection) revisions made to Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law will impact everyone. Two of the changes that were made were to the time frame to receive initial treatment and coverage limits for degree of injury.  At Cohen Battisti we understand how confusing legislation can be at times yet how vital it is that these changes are understood. Below we review those changes in more detail.

Effective January 1, 2013, if you are injured in a car accident you will have to seek medical treatment within 14 days of the occurrence. An individual may receive up to $10,000 if the injury is determined to be an emergency medical condition. Who can make that determination? A medical doctor, dentist, physician’s assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner. It’s important to note that a chiropractor is no longer able to make that determination. If the injury is not diagnosed as an emergency medical condition the maximum benefit the may receive is $2,500. So how does this affect you?

At Cohen Battisti we can help you understand these and the other complexities of the new revisions. We possess the experience and resources necessary to effectively guide you through each and every aspect of an auto accident.

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Cohen Battisti Main Office
1211 Orange Avenue, Suite 200
Winter Park, Florida 32789

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Americans with Disabilities Act – Public Accommodations

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was created to ensure the rights of all persons with disabilities.  A person with a disability is defined as an individual with a physical or mental impairment. The law protects not only persons with a disability but also anyone who has a history of a disability. The act covers five main categories and at Cohen Battisti  we understand the complexity of these statutes and have experience litigating ADA law.

One of the major titles covered in the Americans with Disabilities Act is Public Accommodations which encompasses the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). Did you know that this requires that buildings constructed with Federal funds adhere to the Federal standards for accessibility? Or that new construction must comply with ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG)? Additionally all public buildings must also provide reasonable accessibility regarding physical barriers as well as other service aids. Although the law offers protection to anyone with a disability, enforcement of this law is complaint-driven and the law is enforced in a variety of ways depending on the complaint.

At Cohen Battisti we offer free consultations and will listen to your claim. Our firm is dedicated to our clients and we have the experience and resources to guide you through each step of your claim.

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“It’s About Justice”

  Cohen Battisti Main Office

1211 Orange Avenue, Suite 200
Winter Park, Florida 32789

 Toll Free: (877) 440-4878
Local: (407) 478-4878