Legal Question in Personal Injury in Florida

I live in Florida and I got into a car accident that was no fault of my own with a driver who I strongly believe was under the influence. His insurance accepted liability for the accident and is covering the property damages. But my insurance has to cover my PIP because of Florida's no-fault laws. My roommate was in the passenger side and was therefore a part of the accident. My insurance is now claiming that I committed fraud by omitting her from my policy and refuses to pay for the treatment of my injuries. My roommate and I have individual leases, she is not a part of my household, we don't split rent or utilities, so do they have grounds to deny my claim?

Asked on 5/08/12, 3:53 pm

4 Answers from Attorneys

David Slater David P. Slater, Esq.

This makes no sense.

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Answered on 5/08/12, 5:11 pm

Angelo Marino Angelo Marino Jr. PA

See an attorney. Was she your roomate at the time you took out the insurance? If not, insurance company loses.

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Answered on 5/09/12, 6:37 am
David Burns David H. Burns, P. A.

There are additional facts needed in order to give a definitive answer. You should consult right away with an experienced personal injury attorney who handles insurance coverage issues.

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Answered on 5/09/12, 8:56 am
Michael Tobin Michael M. Tobin, P.A.

THERE are some insurance companies that use strange detailed forms in the application for insurance so they can later deny coverage claiming fraud in the apploication. From your facts their denial seems to be invalid for PIP denial. Call me at 305-305-3351.

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Answered on 5/09/12, 9:06 am

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