Governor Desantis has signed House Bill 837 – It has passed

 What is House Bill 837?

House Bill 837 is a recent bill in the Florida Legislature. It focuses on dismantling the P.I.P. and Personal Injury field that currently serves Floridians that suffer injuries from an automobile accident. This is an insurance company’s dream bill to protect their profits and reduce benefits & legal protections for Floridians when they need it the most. It is a bill that will destroy not only the medical field, but the legal industry that protects Floridians from the abusive practices of the insurance industry.

Although this bill is rather recent – NOW is the time to act. If this bill is not ENTIRELY opposed, then it could land squarely on the governor’s desk. Recent reports suggest that the governor would sign the bill as is. This would be destructive to everyone’s medical practice and to the citizens of Florida who would have absolutely no recourse against greedy insurance companies.

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 What You Should Do

As the days and weeks progress it is critical that you inform yourself and on top of the latest developments of this bill, which we hope these newsletters will allow you to do. The most important thing you can do for your practices and fellow Floridians is involve yourself. Talk to your representative, talk to your neighbors (most Floridians have no idea the rights that are about to be taken away from them), talk to those in your professional field and be ready to join and contribute to defeat this bill. One of the most powerful things you have is your voice, so find your legislator online and call and write to them until your voice is heard. Keep following us on social media and keep an eye out for our newsletters with updates and calls to action!


It Will Repeal Section 627.428

That is the section that allows attorneys to represent you in your fight against the insurance company on a contingency fee basis. Removal of this statute would make it impossible for your average American to obtain the necessary legal help to challenge the insurance company when they deny, delay, and/or underpay your claim.

More Difficult To Get Compensated

The amount an insurance company would be responsible to pay would require explanation and evidence, which would cause another hurdle to get paid for medical services rendered. This would give insurance companies another avenue to deny, delay, and/or not pay medical bills.

Delayed Medical Treatment

It would reduce and/or eliminate any form of letters of protection, which allows medical providers to have a letter of protection to provide medical services and get paid at the end of a settlement. It would leave citizens in the state of Florida out in the cold or suffering for years while waiting for the hopes of a settlement that may never come. The restriction on the use of Letters of Protection will cause untold needless suffering for Floridians who are injured due to the fault of another.

Less Money to Medical Providers

In this increasingly difficult economic climate, this bill seeks to further reduce the amounts that medical providers are reimbursed – which will lead to less competent medical professionals to provide care for all Floridians.

50% At Fault Means No Recovery

The next portion of the bill is the rejection of the theory of comparative negligence here in Florida, where if the new law were to go into effect – Anyone that’s determined to be at 50% at fault can make no recovery at all. Again, hurting those citizens that have a comparative negligence fault accident.

” Limiting Bad Faith”

“The proposed reforms would make it easier for insurance companies to avoid ‘bad-faith’ actions that arise when they are accused of unfairly denying or underpaying a customer’s claim. Under the measure, ‘mere negligence alone’ would be insufficient to constitute bad faith, and insurance companies would have 60 days to pay the claim or ‘correct the circumstances that gave rise to the alleged violation’ to avoid bad-faith liability, the analysis states.’” (www.floridabar.org)

What can you do?


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