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Following my car accident I was referred by a friend to Largey Law Firm. Chris Largey agreed to take my case. He and Rosie along with his staff were very reassuring that they would take care if all my legal issues dealing with the insuran...
Following my car accident I was referred by a friend to Largey Law Firm. Chris Largey agreed to take my case. He and Rosie along with his staff were very reassuring that they would take care if all my legal issues dealing with the insurance companies. He was not only concerned about my case but also about my physical condition. Chris referred me to health care workers that were a great asset to my healing process. Chris handled everything for me which allowed me to concentrate on healing. I would highly recommend the Largey Law Firm to anyone who needs someone to get justice for them.
As a family law attorney, I had the opportunity to work with Chris in a case involving an injunction that was part of a family law matter that I was involved in. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a criminal law attorney. In my opinion, he ...
As a family law attorney, I had the opportunity to work with Chris in a case involving an injunction that was part of a family law matter that I was involved in. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a criminal law attorney. In my opinion, he is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of working with!
Informative friendly and helpful professional. Passionate and caring for the right of the person represented.
Excellent communication, always someone there to answer your questions. Sincerely, Dinnie Meeker
Everyone here is nice and patient. They are transparent, they explain everything to you from the beginning.
Three Arrested for PIP Fraud
- posted: Dec 09, 2013
In September 2013, Miami police officers made three different arrests in two different personal injury protection (PIP) fraud scams.
David Louis Hirschenson, a 55-year-old chiropractor, was arrested for allegedly using false credentials to obtain collision reports and then illegally soliciting business from the victims. Authorities also charged 39-year-old Nester Sanchez and his wife, 45-year-old Chakira Vila Puentes, with operating an illegal clinic. Authorities blame PIP fraud and other related problems on the slow implementation of House Bill 119 (HB119), the sweeping PIP reform law passed in May 2012.
The law’s current status
Almost immediately after HB119 was passed, a group of medical providers obtained an injunction to stop the changes. Acupuncturists, massage therapists, chiropractors and other nontraditional providers were either shut out of the system entirely or their reimbursement levels were drastically reduced. In April 2013, an appeals court upheld that injunction, stating that the new restrictions meant Florida’s insurance law was no longer a “reasonable alternative” to a traditional tort system. The case is still pending; legislators may eventually relax some of HB119’s restrictions to allow more access to a wider variety of medical providers in order to preserve the balance of the reform measures.
The law’s future
HB119 faces challenges on both the legislative and judicial fronts. In the upcoming legislative session, some legislators may introduce legislation to repeal HB119. One reform measure died in committee in the spring of 2013, because lawmakers believed that the entire law might eventually be declared unconstitutional. There is currently no timetable for a decision in Myers v. McCarty, the case that the nontraditional medical providers filed, which may become the Florida Supreme Court’s vehicle for striking down the law.
Suffice it to say that Florida’s insurance laws are much more complicated than the laws in neighboring states. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, engage the services of an experienced accident attorney in Central Florida to help you get the compensation you deserve.