After nearly six months of investigation, 53 warrants have been issued in Hillsborough County for the arrest of individuals involved in staged crashes. Tampa is considered to be the "epicenter" for staged accidents in America. Suspects ranged from those who actually staged the accidents to those who ran the clincs that treated the "accident" victims. The Clinics served with warrants include Doctor Florida Rehabilitation, Injury Health Care Therapy, Recovery Rehabilitation Services, and Healing Touch.
The fake claims take advantage of Florida's PIP, or personal injury protection insurance. Florida drivers are required by law to carry no fault insurance, which entitles them to $10,000 in medical care for injuries sustained in an accident regardless of who is at fault.
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