What to Expect from a Car Accident Settlement
Few people think about what it takes to file a car accident claim until they need help. And between all the forms and the running around with the insurance company, the whole process can seem overwhelming.
Read on to learn more about what you can expect from a car accident settlement—and if you need help, consider partnering up with a car accident attorney from The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo.
What to Know About Car Accident Settlements
Getting a car accident settlement can be a highly stressful experience. Not only do you have to deal with the impacts of your injuries, you have to worry about filing forms, following up with the right people, and negotiating for your settlement itself.
Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. Below, we’ve listed some of the main points to know about car accident settlements. Additionally, you can contact a lawyer from our firm to get a free consultation with zero obligations.
Here’s what to know about car accident settlements:
- You Can Get Compensated for Different Types of Damages and Losses – Some of the types of damages you can receive in a car accident settlement include medical bills, lost wages, and even emotional damages, such as pain and suffering.
- You Have to File by the Statutory Deadline – In Florida, the statute of limitations generally expires four years from the date of the accident. This means that failing to file your claim within that time could lead to you being barred from recovery for the accident.
- Florida Is a “No-Fault” State for Car Accidents – The upshot here is that you have to first file a claim with your own insurance before you can take action against other people. Your PIP insurance coverage will generally cover up to $10,000 of medical bills, after which you may be able to file a third-party insurance claim.
- Negotiating with the Insurance Company Can Help – The insurance company always tries to pay the least amount possible on these types of claims. This is because it can be quite costly for the insurance company to pay car accident claims. Because of this, the first offer you receive for settlement will almost never be one that reflects the full value you can get for your damages. Try negotiating to raise the settlement amount, and contact an attorney before accepting any sort of early offer to settle your claim.
Reach Out to a Car Accident Lawyer Today
Have you been injured in a car accident? An experienced attorney from The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can help you maximize the potential value of your car accident settlement.
Find out how you can unlock the true value of your settlement with a free consultation. Contact The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo by calling 561-659-6366 or by filling out the form below.