We know you have seen plenty of advertisements on billboards and TV about how much money personal injury attorneys have recovered for their clients. However, those large number settlements are far and few between.
When it comes to personal injury settlements from an auto accident, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. There are many variables that affect the value of your case. And unless you hire an experienced personal injury attorney, you risk losing out on the full compensation you are entitled to.
It’s nearly impossible for any attorney to give you an accurate case value until the attorney has done the proper research to account for all factors.
There are three major factors that affect the value of your personal injury case after a car accident: Liability, Damages and Insurance Coverage.
The first factor is the determination of who was at fault for the accident. When you are involved in a car accident, if the other party is at fault, then the value of your personal injury claim would be much stronger than if you were the at-fault driver. Florida is a “comparative negligence” state which means that even if a jury was to award you 100 percent of the damages, they could still reduce your recovery by a percentage of which they deem you to be at fault for the auto accident.
The severity of your damages is the second factor affecting the value of your personal injury claim. There are many car accidents in which no one is hurt, but unfortunately there can be catastrophic injuries in others. Florida law state that if you are injured due to the negligence of someone else, you have the right to seek adequate medical attention in order to get your health back to the way it was. Damages can add up quickly in a personal injury case as there are several types that may be considered such as past medical bills, future treatments, loss of work, inconvenience to life and other consequences due to the car accident.
The final factor to determine the value of your personal injury case is considered the most important – how much insurance coverage is there to compensate you for the damages? If the at-fault driver has adequate insurance, then the value of your claim is protected. But with more than 25 percent of Floridians driving without insurance and even more with only the minimum requirements, your recovery may be limited. This is one we reason we encourage all of our clients to carry Uninsured/Under Insured Motorist Coverage. No matter the extent of your injuries and damages, if there is not sufficient insurance coverage, then you could be left without any compensation at all.
Why You Need Our Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorneys
Ultimately, the value of your personal injury case is a combination of these three factors: Liability, Damages, and Insurance Coverage. We understand the process following a car accident can be complicated and overwhelming.
Fortunately for you, our experienced attorneys are here for you every step of the way. Our legal team will help you explore any and all insurances available to help compensate for your losses. We will also extensively investigate your case to determine if any other parties may hold responsibility. We will work tirelessly to help you recover from your injuries and loss after a car accident.
If you are involved in a car accident or have any questions about a legal matter, call our offices immediately so we can help protect you.
The personal injury attorneys at the Gainza Law Group in Fort Lauderdale have unparalleled experience with car accident cases in Florida and have been extremely successful in recovering damages for their clients. We understand that it is important to hold accountable of your injuries all of the people or entities that may have contributed to them. The skillful personal injury attorneys at the Gainza Law Group are ready to help you fight for all of the compensation that you deserve. We can take your case all the way to trial if needed to maximize the money that you receive. Our personal injury team will handle everything with insurance companies, reports, bills and more.
When you need a personal injury lawyer you can trust to fight for your justice while also showing you the ultimate personal service and compassion, call the legal team at the Gainza Law Group. Our attorneys and staff are available 24 hours and here to help you and your loved ones.
Gainza Law Group
Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorneys
400 SE 8th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316