Sample Letter To Pay PIP or No Fault Bills
Below is a sample letter to the PIP or no-fault insurance adjuster. This is the letter you send to collect you or your client's PIP money.
Remember that the PIP adjuster usually has a short leash by law to make payment. A primary purpose of PIP and no-fault laws are to get victims their insurance money quickly. Your state likely has a statute that requires the insurance company to pay interest if payment is not made with in a defined period. This holds true even if you were at fault for the car crash.
You will see that the PIP claim here exceeds $20,000 even though the PIP limit in this case was only $20,000. PIP adjusters like to reduce the bills and claim the health care provider charged too much. Submitting more in medical bills than they will pay eliminates this issue.
July 9, 2021
VIA FACSIMILE: 410-555-5998
1 Insurance Company Lane
Insurance Companyville, IA 12345
Re Our Client: Mark Smith
Claim No.: 10568G8
Date of Accident: 1/01/2021
Dear Sir or Madam:
As you know, this office represents Mark Smith in connection with an accident which occurred on 1/01/2021. I am submitting the following bills for payment.
|Provider||Date of Service||Amount|
|Johns Hopkins Physicians||1/01/2021||$11,123.45|
|Lost Wages||1/01/2021 - 2/01/2021||$4,222.00|
Please make each draft payable to my client.
Very truly yours,
Ronald V. Miller, Jr.
PIP is only subrogable in a minority of states. Most states, including Maryland, do not allow the PIP insurer to seek repayment after the victim collects from a third party.
From the perspective of a personal injury lawyer, the more PIP insurance the better. Ultimately, having a good PIP or no-fault policy leads to the victim putting a great deal more money in their pocket.
You cannot stop passengers in your vehicle from bringing a PIP claim, at least not in Maryland.
A dozen or so states that require PIP insurance. Most states allow to consumers to waive PIP coverage. But the cost of PIP is relatively small compared to the benefits you will get if you get in an accident and need medical care.