News Service of Florida
Rejecting arguments by a chiropractor, a South Florida appeals court Wednesday upheld part of a 2012 overhaul of the state’s person-injury protection auto insurance system.
The ruling by the 3rd District Court of Appeal focused on part of the law that limit’s so-called “PIP” benefits to $2,500 for non-emergency conditions.
Chiropractor Eduardo Garrido treated Alejandro Godoy after an accident in 2013 and submitted invoices totaling $6,075 to Godoy’s insurer, Progressive American Insurance Company, according to Wednesday’s ruling.
Progressive paid $2,500 but declined to pay more because a physician had not determined that Godoy suffered from an emergency condition.