Unreasonable Refusal of An Insured Person to Submit to a Medical Examination

In Tindall v. Allstate Ins. Co., 472 So. 2d 1291, 1293 (Fla. 2d DCA 1985), the district court reasoned that an unreasonable refusal of a claimant to submit to an examination would relieve the insurer only of future liability for PIP benefits, not medical expenses already incurred. The Court in Tindall specifically reversed a summary judgment in favor of an insurer and ordered that the trial court consider the benefits due before the failure to appear for a requested medical exam. The failure to attend impacted only medical expenses incurred after the date of the requested exam.