Often, you can collect the compensation you deserve without having to set foot in a courtroom. Other times—particularly when the at-fault driver and their insurance company are refusing to pay what they owe—collecting a fair compensation may require you to go to court for a car accident.
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we fight for the rights of injured car accident victims in Miami, making sure they recover the losses they deserve. We always try to extract a fair, out-of-court settlement from the other party, but if they will not agree to that, then we do not hesitate to go to court.
To learn more about the process, what your options are, and what to expect from your Miami car accident claim, call today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation at 1-800-747-3733.
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1. When It Might Be Necessary to Go to Court for a Car Accident
If at all possible, most clients prefer to collect the compensation they deserve without having to go to court for a car accident. However, we usually cannot guarantee that recovering fair compensation will not require a court appearance. It depends on a number of factors, some within our control, most not. These factors include:
The Severity of the Crash
Per Florida statues, a severe crash involving major bodily injury and substantial property damage that meets the serious injury threshold can have an exorbitantly high payout. We have won damages totaling into the millions. A less-severe accident might result in a more modest settlement. In general, severe crashes with lots of money at stake are more likely to end up in court.
The Value of the Claim
Regardless of the severity of the crash, if the value sought exceeds what the Florida state law requires in personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, a court appearance is likely. Insurance companies may be willing to settle low-dollar-value claims without a fight, but they often balk when faced with a demand for substantial compensation. We would rather go to court and fight for what you deserve than accept a lesser settlement just to avoid a court appearance.
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The Amicability of the Insurance Company
While insurance companies are notoriously difficult to negotiate with, sometimes they surprise us, capitulating to a full and fair settlement without the threat of a lawsuit. When this happens, our clients can recover what they deserve without appearing in court. That said, it is a bad idea to go into the process expecting cooperation from the insurance company. More likely, they will balk, perhaps even put up a fight. In that case, you might have to go to court to get what you deserve.
2. For a Free Miami Car Accident Case Evaluation, Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
If you were injured in a Miami car accident, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you recover the compensation you deserve. We will do our best to extract a fair out-of-court settlement from the responsible party and their insurance company. If necessary, though, we will go to court for a car accident, and you may need to appear in court, but only because we want to be sure you get the compensation you deserve. To learn more about what to expect, call for a free case evaluation: 1-800-747-3733.