There is no way to calculate an average settlement for a West Palm Beach car accident case. There are too many factors that play a role in determining how much a case might be worth, including the severity of your injuries, your eligibility to pursue a third-party claim, and the types of damages you suffered.
Before filing a claim or taking legal action in your case, your attorney from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will gather evidence to prove your accident-related expenses and losses. Only after we complete this process will we have a good idea of what a fair settlement value or fair payout might look like in your case.
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 747-3733
Florida Law Limits Your Options for Recovering Compensation Unless You Meet Strict Rules
In some cases, victims of West Palm Beach car accidents are only able to pursue a payout based on their personal injury protection (PIP) insurance policy because of the state’s no-fault car accident laws. If your injuries are relatively minor, this may apply in your case. Our attorneys can still help you understand the value of your case and file your claim on your behalf. You will be able to recover:
- Medical care costs up to the limits of your policy and in accordance with state law; and
- A portion of your lost wages up to the limit of your policy
If your injuries are more severe, you may exceed the state’s serious injury threshold under FL § 627.737 and qualify to pursue and recover additional damages by filing a fault-based claim against the driver or another party who caused your accident. We can help you understand if you may qualify to take legal action against the at-fault driver and review your relevant medical records to confirm it.
Calculating Your Damages in a Third-Party Car Accident Claim
When we are able to pursue a third-party car accident claim on your behalf, we need to calculate the value of as many accident-related expenses and losses as we can uncover. This requires us to take steps to understand the damages you suffered. This includes:
- Gathering your medical bills, receipts, estimates, and other paperwork
- Obtaining information about your wages and missed work
- Working with experts to understand your prognosis, severity of your condition, and possible future care needs
We will use the evidence we discover during this process to build a strong case for recovering damages that include:
- Past and future medical bills related to your accident injuries
- Ongoing care costs
- Past and future lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity if you cannot return to your previous job
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering and other noneconomic damages
In some cases, comparative fault may play a role in the value of a car accident case. The at-fault driver’s insurance company may make false allegations of negligence on your behalf in an attempt to reduce your payout, or there may be valid claims that you contributed to causing the accident or your injuries.
If this occurs in your case, we will do what we can to limit the effect it has on the value of your case.
Talk to a Car Accident Lawyer in West Palm Beach
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we can help you understand your rights and explore your legal options after a West Palm Beach car accident case. Let us review your case at no cost to you. We handle these cases on a contingency basis, so we do not get paid unless you do. You focus on getting better. We take care of everything else.
Call 1-800-747-3733 now for your free case evaluation with a member of our West Palm Beach car accident team.