Because car accident claims vary so wildly in value, there is no average settlement for a car accident claim in Naples. We cannot estimate the value of your claim until we have investigated your situation fully. A number of factors determine the value of your car accident claim in Florida. They include:
- Your injuries (including the severity and your prognosis)
- Whether your injuries will keep you out of work
- Damage your vehicle or personal property suffered
- What caused the accident
- Which parties are involved
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Factors That Can Determine the Value of Your Car Accident Settlement
A long list of factors influences the value of your car accident settlement, and the range of potential settlement values is very wide, making it difficult to come up with a meaningful average. Here are several things that can determine how much you are able to recover in damages:
Injury-related damages often make up a large part of a car accident settlement, so the more severely you are hurt, the higher your claim’s value is likely to be. For example, if you suffered a spinal cord injury, you will likely recover much more than someone who suffered a broken arm.
If Your Injuries Keep You Out of Work
If you are able to return to work right after your accident, your settlement will likely be lower. You are entitled to compensation for both your current and future lost wages.
If You Cannot Return to the Same Job
If you are forced to take a lower-paying job due to your injuries, you may be compensated for reduced earnings, making your settlement higher than it would be if you could go back to your original job.
Your Vehicle Damage
We can help you recover compensation to pay for repairs or the replacement value of your damaged vehicle. The higher that value is, the more your claim will be worth.
Other Personal Property Damage
If you lost or suffered damage to personal property besides your vehicle, such as electronic equipment, medical equipment, jewelry, artwork, antiques, or anything else you may have been carrying in your car at the time of the accident, we can help you recover compensation for those expenses.
What Caused the Accident
Specifically, your share of liability for the accident can determine what percentage of your total damages you are eligible to recover. Florida is a pure comparative negligence state, which means you can still pursue compensation if you were partly at fault under Florida Statutes §768.81, but your recovery will be reduced by the percentage of your fault.
Who was Involved in the Accident
In some cases, several parties will share liability for a car accident. For example, if you were involved in an accident with a truck, you will likely be able to hold both the truck driver and the trucking company liable for your injuries and other losses. This can substantially affect what you might be able to recover.
We Handle Your Whole Case While You Focus on Your Recovery
You should not have to worry about navigating the claims process and fighting for the compensation you deserve by yourself. It is our job to gather evidence and file your claim while you prioritize your health.
We will speak with the insurance company on your behalf and negotiate with the claims adjuster if necessary. We are here to advocate for you and get the financial award that covers your losses.
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We do Not get Paid Unless You Do
Our firm operates on a contingency-fee-basis. Upon hiring us, you pay nothing upfront, and you never pay out of pocket. Our fees come from the settlement we potentially secure for you. You have dealt with enough; we want to help you seek justice and compensation without you worrying about whether you can afford legal services.
A member of the team wants to hear about your case and discuss your options with you. Don’t wait to reach out to us; you may have a limited time to seek a monetary award, and we prefer to have ample time to work on your case. We want you to recover the recompense that helps you move forward comfortably.
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The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is eager to start working for you today. If you were involved in a car accident in the Naples area, we may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
We cannot give you the average settlement for a car accident, but we can evaluate your damages and let you know what you might be able to expect. For a free case evaluation, call us.