Allstate, Progressive, State Farm Group Calls Out Law Firms Driving Up Insurance Costs

 Tuesday, September 25, 2018

 Insurance Business

With small claims cases in Florida spiraling out of control, a group of insurers is looking to confront the law firms who are thought to be contributing to the rise of insurance costs in the state. In 2016, Volusia County, FL had fewer than 4,500 small claims lawsuits. However, in 2017, that number more than doubled to a staggering 12,000. Another county, Flagler, reported similarly significant increases in claims between 2016 and 2017. Daytona Beach News-Journal reported that one local law firm is responsible for more than half of the small claims cases (and most of the cases involve PIP claims) in both counties: Simoes Davila.