Personal Injury Protection

At Lydecker | Diaz, our lawyers are at the forefront of the ever-evolving law governing no-fault personal injury protection (PIP) insurance policies in Florida. We regularly handle a high-volume caseload, ensuring that our clients receive the cost benefits of similarities between cases. At the same time, we recognize that each case is its own matter, and craft individualized solutions when appropriate on the facts of a given case. As a result, we can fine-tune the handling of specific cases to meet the needs of each client. We feature a full-service PIP department with years of experience investigating, advising on, and litigating PIP claims. Our attorneys continually remain abreast of the frequent changes in the PIP Statute and case law, enabling us to offer accurate and updated advice to our clients. For instance, we are often called upon by carriers to coordinate pre-suit investigations of PIP claims, and have conducted hundreds of examinations under oath (EUOs) of PIP insureds. We routinely advise clients on complex PIP coverage issues regarding commercial vehicles as well as out-of-state policies, accidents, and automobiles. The attorneys in our PIP department have further amassed considerable experience defending PIP lawsuits based on improper provider licensing, improper supervision, untimely billing, material misrepresentation, fraud, failure to cooperate, failure of conditions precedent, exhaustion of policy benefits, and a host of other issues.
Sonia Paola Herrera is an association in the firm’s Orlando office. Ms. Herrera represents clients throughout the state in a variety of federal and state civil litigation claims with a focus in premise liability, personal injury, and negligence.
Richelle Claytor is an Associate Attorney in the firm’s Orlando office.
Mr. Garcia is an associate attorney at the firm’s Tampa Office. While earning his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Garcia served as a law clerk for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, where he assisted several judges in civil matters.
Patience Brown is an Associate at Lydecker, a full-service AV Preeminent law firm, in the New Jersey office. Her practice involves all aspects of federal and state trial litigation with a primary focus on complex insurance disputes.
Yina Cabrera is an Associate in the firm’s Miami office. Ms. Cabrera’s practice involves all aspects of federal and state civil trial litigation with a primary focus in personal injury, government liability, and civil rights litigation. Ms. Cabrera also handles employment litigation matters, including FLSA and FMLA violations, and Title VII violations including discrimination, retaliation, and sexual harassment.

Yina Cabrera


Shaun Robert Koby is a Shareholder with the Firm’s Orlando and Tampa offices. His practice focuses in the areas of complex commercial litigation, professional malpractice, insurance defense, and constitutional law.