There are dozens of factors that can affect the value of your damages, so there is no average settlement for a car accident. Because the circumstances of your accident and injuries are unique, it is impossible to put a price on your accident-related expenses and losses without first investigating what you endured and how much it cost you.
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Recoverable Damages After Suffering Serious Injuries in a Florida Car Accident
Florida’s no-fault car accident law, FL § 627.7407 prevents you from holding the at-fault driver liable for your losses unless you meet certain criteria, such as suffering a serious, permanent injury. When we review your case, we can help you understand if you meet this threshold.
Being able to hold the at-fault driver liable by filing an insurance claim based on their liability automobile insurance policy generally nets a much larger payout than you could recover based on your personal injury protection (PIP) claim.
The damages recoverable in a third-party claim against the at-fault driver may include:
- Medical care costs and related expenses
- Future care costs
- Ongoing care costs such as in-home support or long-term care facility placement
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Other property damages
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to your accident or injuries
- Pain and suffering damages
- Wrongful death damages if the accident victim passed away because of their injuries
We Will Gather Evidence to Put a Fair Value on Your Car Accident Case
Determining the fair settlement value of a car accident case requires us to identify and document a wide range of expenses and losses the victims of the accident endured. This includes things like medical bills, estimates for the repairs to your vehicle, and receipts for the cost of building a ramp at your home.
Because we handle this type of case regularly, we know many of the common types of damages accident victims suffer. This makes it easier for us than it would be if you tried to manage this task on your own.
Some damages are more difficult to document than others. We need to consider:
- The cost of future or ongoing care
- The losses you will suffer if you cannot return to your previous job
- The monetary value of your pain and suffering
Proving the value of these losses often requires us to rely on expert witnesses including:
- Medical experts
- Care planning experts
These experts can help us understand what a just settlement that covers all your compensatory damages might look like.
Let Us Pursue a Just Settlement in Your Florida Car Accident Case
Before we can begin settlement negotiations or file a civil lawsuit, we need to understand how much your settlement might be worth based on the value of your damages. We will also need to consider any allegations that you contributed to causing the accident and work to limit the impact of any evidence showing comparative negligence.
We will provide strong representation and responsive legal care required to aggressively pursue a fair settlement or court award based on your accident-related damages. There is no such thing as an “average settlement,” and we do not believe you should settle for it if there is.
We will negotiate with the insurer and reach a just settlement on your behalf, or we will take legal action and take your case to trial. The best part is, we handle the entire process every step of the way. You worry about getting better. We take care of everything else.
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Talk to a Florida Car Accident Lawyer About Your Case Today
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a Florida car accident, an attorney from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you understand your rights and legal options today. You may be eligible to hold the at-fault driver liable for their negligence and recover a larger payout than is available through your FL § 627.736—mandated PIP policy.
Let a member of our car accident team review your case for free today. Get started by calling 1-800-747-3733 now. There is no real average settlement for a car accident lawyer, but we can still evaluate your injuries to help you understand what damages you can pursue.