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Understanding Settlements In Personal Injury Law

Being injured is something that can negatively influence your life in a huge way. And while Florida is filled with plenty to do and experience - from its beaches to its theme parks to its numerous music venues and restaurants - enjoying life here is more difficult when you are trying to recover from an injury.

And when your injury was caused by the actions of someone else, it can be incredibly frustrating to keep moving forwards with your recover. This is especially true when you're struggling to meet your bills and keep your finances in order - if your accident was the fault of someone else, it shouldn't be you who has to shoulder the burden that comes with it.

That's where personal injury law comes into the picture. By enlisting the help of a professional accident lawyer in Florida, you'll be able to start working towards getting the financial compensation that you actually deserve.

One of the most common outcomes for a personal injury case in Florida is for the injured party to be offered a settlement. No matter what type of accident you were involved in, whether it's a work-related injury, an auto accident, or a slip and fall accident, there is a good chance that the insurance company or legal representatives for the other party involved may end up offering you a settlement.

These settlements are offers of a cash amount given to you to cover your financial costs. If you accept the offer, you'll be given the money and in exchange will no longer be able to seek additional compensation related to your injuries. This can be beneficial to both sides involved in an accident - you receive compensation for your injuries without the long, drawn out process of a court case while the other side avoids the risk of paying out larger amounts due to court orders.

However, it's also important to understand that many personal injury settlements are actually not all that fair to the injured party. Often, insurance companies offer settlement amounts that are lower than what a person may be entitled to. But since the injured is desperate for some kind of compensation, they blindly accept these offers. It's even worse when a settlement is delayed or when the insurance companies make you jump through hoops - that first settlement can seem like the best you'll get.

A good, fair settlement is based on a number of different things including the following:

  • Medical bills related to your injuries

  • Potential future medical and rehabilitation bills as estimated by professionals

  • Lost wages due to time missed at work

  • Potential future lost wages related to the injury

  • Mental and emotional suffering compensation

In short, there are many more factors than some might realize. It will take time to determine exactly what is owed, and it's often more than the average person can determine on their own.

Because of this, finding a personal injury lawyer is something that is well worth doing. Your accident attorney will review your case and tell you what rights you have and what to expect. Then, they will help ensure that you don't accept a settlement offer lower than what you deserve and that the insurance company or other party's representatives take you seriously.

By using medical professionals, accident reconstruction experts, and more, our team will help ensure that you receive a fair settlement and that you do so as quickly as possible. Contact us today to get your free initial consultation.