In Florida, can an insurance company raise my premium for use of PIP insurance if I am not "at fault?" Can they raise my premium when it is time for a renewal of my policy for the next year, or are they barred from raising the premium all together at any time?
Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
The car insurance company may not raise car insurance premiums unless the insurer determines that the policy holder was “substantially at fault” in causing the auto accident. This is codified under F.S. 626.9541(3)(a). But, if you have had three or more not-at-fault accidents in the prior three year period, the auto insurance company may refuse to renew your policy. (F.S. 626.9541(3)(c)).
Personal Injury Lawyer
Using PIP cannot raise your rates, but being involved in a crash, being involved in one-too-many crashes, having an at-fault crash or getting a citation for a moving violation can cause your insurance coverage premiums to increase. There are a multiplicity of factors that cause insurance rates to increase, including moving to a new city or buying a different car. Insurance rates are predicated upon risk.
Rate also increase because insurance companies want to make more money. Costs to run an insurance carrier increase every year, an generally, insurance companies pass those costs onto you. Your contract only lasts during the policy period, and when that period is over, the insurance company is free to offer you coverage at another rate (higher or lower
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