After you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you will likely be approached by an insurance adjuster who will offer you a settlement based on the extent of your losses. Their calculations will be based on the severity of your injuries and a variety of other factors that may influence your need for compensation. Sometimes, however, insurance adjusters will offer an amount that does not take into account your damages, and instead, is designed to save their company money.
When negotiating with an insurance adjuster, you may want to work with a lawyer that can manage communications between yourself, the involved parties, and their insurers. Your lawyer will be able to take into account the full extent of your economic and noneconomic damages to come up with a figure that represents your losses.
From there, they can employ a variety of strategies designed to get you the compensation you need. They will need to use the evidence in your case to assign liability. This could include your medical records, pay stubs, and expert testimony.
If your lawyer is unable to reach a fair offer with the insurance adjuster, they can take your case to court. From there, the amount of money you can receive will be at the attending judge’s discretion.
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 747-3733
Calculating the Cost of Your Damages
What losses you are hoping to negotiate with an insurance adjuster will rest on the details of your case. Who is liable for your damages, the severity of your injuries, and how long ago the accident occurred will play a role in your negotiations.
Some of the damages you may be hoping to recover financially could include:
- Medical bills, including the cost of emergency transportation services
- The cost of physical therapy to help you regain your body’s full range of motion
- Lost income, if your injuries caused you to take time off work
- Reduced earning capacity, if your injuries prevented you from continuing in your preferred field of employment
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional trauma
Your lawyer will need to review various items in your situation to help you pursue the cost of your damages. Medical bills, receipts, testimony from your doctor, and other relevant items can help your legal team assign value to your claim. From there, they can negotiate with the insurance adjuster to recover the cost of your accident-related expenses.
Our Legal Team Can Negotiate With Insurance Adjusters
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we are committed to protecting your legal rights. After being in a slip and fall accident, you should not have to undertake any negotiations or legal burdens by yourself.
When you work with our legal team, not only can we negotiate with insurance adjusters, but we can also:
- Estimate the cost of your accident-related damages
- Gather evidence to support your claim
- Handle all communications with the involved parties
- Advise you on your legal options as your case develops
- Take your case to court, if negotiations prove unfruitful
We encourage you to give us a call as soon as you can. This is because, under Florida Statute §95.11, you only have four years from the date of your accident to take your case to court. Depending on when your accident occurred, your time to act could be limited.
To get started with a free case review, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733.