Questions About PIP

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Personal Injury Protection, or PIP is set to expire on October 1st. PIP is mandatory coverage for every motorist in Florida, insuring losses up to ten thousand dollars. What the October 1st sunset means for people who insure two cars is their car insurance rates could decrease up to 700 dollars a year. It also means whomever is responsible for a car accident will have to cover their own medical bills. Insurers say PIP allows for fraud, and there have been many documented instances of drivers staging crashes to collect on the insurance money. But the end of this no-fault insurance has other consequences, as WUSF's Susan Giles Wantuck heard when she spoke with attorney Russell Lazega recently.

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