The Florida Personal Injury Settlement Process
The amount of money you are awarded through a Florida personal injury lawsuit is called a settlement. Through filing a Florida personal injury lawsuit, your South Florida personal injury lawyer will submit a compelling demand letter to the insurance company requesting compensation for the immediate and latent damages you incurred and will incur as a result of the accident.
When someone is held accountable for an action (or lack thereof) that caused you to sustain serious injuries, he or she is said to be liable. Consequently, that person is responsible for providing compensation for your injuries and expenses related to that injury. Your South Florida personal injury lawyer may also be able to set up a settlement payment structure on your behalf.
Your South Florida personal injury lawyer’s goal is to negotiate a fair settlement award for your:
- past and future medical expenses;
- past and future loss of wages;
- non-economic damages such as pain and suffering; and
- other injury-related expenses.
While you can attempt to settle your case on your own, you run the risk of receiving a low ball settlement offer that may not take all of your immediate and future needs into consideration.
Once a settlement is accepted, you are usually restricted by law from pursuing any further damages related to your accident. Therefore, it is best to have a South Florida personal injury lawyer by your side from the very beginning of your Florida personal injury lawsuit to the very end, to help you determine if your settlement will adequately address your financial needs.
Contacting a South Florida Accident Attorney
Florida has strict limits on when you can bring a claim against another party so, you shouldn’t wait too long after your accident to file your personal injury claim. It’s always best to schedule a no cost consultation with an experienced South Florida accident attorney as soon as possible.
With Ellsley Sobol, P.L. on your side you can focus on your recovery while we fight to obtain just compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. Contact us today at 954-888-7720 or toll-free 888-258-6914.