You may be eligible for compensation if you are the victim of a Florida car accident. A Florida personal injury case can provide you with immense financial and emotional relief.
You must take every step to maximize the value of your Florida personal injury claim after you have been injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence. Here are some ways to increase your Florida personal injury settlement.
Keep and preserve evidence
In general, no evidence is sufficient to support a claim. The more evidence you have the better. You should immediately take photos and videos of the accident site and gather contact information and statements from witnesses. Keep all copies of your medical bills and receipts, as well as any invoices or property repairs costs.
Get prompt medical treatment
You can be held responsible if you delay seeking medical attention following an accident. The defense side may claim that your injuries were caused by another event. You might be able to claim that your injuries weren’t as severe as you claimed, or that you deliberately allowed your condition to deteriorate.
An attorney can be hired
It might sound biased but the truth is that you can get more compensation if a personal injury lawyer handles your case. An attorney is familiar with the system and knows what to do to help their clients get the most compensation.
As soon as possible, file your claim
Florida law gives you four years to file a personal injuries claim. You will not be eligible for the compensation you deserve if you file a personal accident claim after you have been waiting four years.
Both Insurance Companies Accept a Claim
If you were in an accident with a driver with insufficient insurance and have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, ensure you file one claim with your insurance company and another with the other driver’s insurance company.
Avoid Settling Quickly
The insurance company of the at-fault party will attempt to get you to settle your claim quickly after you have filed it. Avoid accepting an insurance company’s quick settlement offer to maximize your claim’s value. Most often, an insurance company will not offer a plaintiff what they think they deserve. Accepting the first settlement offer from an insurance company for the at-fault party is a sure way to lose a lot of money.
Incorporate Past, Present, And Future Damages
In order to increase your personal injury settlement, make sure you include past damages, such as medical expenses that you have already incurred or ongoing damages like lost wages. You should also include future medical expenses. Many people neglect to include future losses in personal injury cases.
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is an St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney She focuses on personal injury, car accidents, and bicyclist injury. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation.
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