If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Florida, even one caused by a negligent driver, you will file your first claim for medical bills and related expenses with your own insurance company because Florida is a no-fault insurance state.
For your property and other damages, however, you may file a claim against the insurance company of the at-fault driver. If your injuries are serious, you might be able to seek compensation for any of the following:
If the at-fault driver’s insurance company offers you a settlement shortly after your accident, you could be tempted to accept it in hopes of meeting your financial obligations and moving on with your life. You might feel overwhelmed by medical expenses, repair costs, an inability to work, and the demands of your treatment and recovery. Accepting a fast settlement without consulting an attorney, however, is never a good idea.
You are not obligated to accept the insurance company’s first offer, which will be a low one. Insurance companies stay profitable by disputing, denying, and devaluing claims. They will offer you the lowest possible settlement in hopes that you will accept it before talking to a personal injury lawyer. You should not accept such an offer for the following reasons:
Learn the fair value of your claim by consulting an experienced car accident attorney. Contact us online, start a chat, or call us at 954-755-7803 to schedule a free consultation. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorney fees until we win your case.