What Can a Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorney Do For Me?
You and your family are driving from Fort Lauderdale to Miami on a short day trip to visit friends when a driver on Interstate 95 drifts into your lane and collides with your vehicle because the driver was texting while driving. The collision forces your car to slam into the car beside you resulting in a three-car accident on I-95 just outside Miami. You suffer injuries that require hospitalization and physical therapy. Your family suffers minor injuries that require medical treatment and follow-ups. You now have a personal injury claim.
It is six months later and you are just now returning to work. You have drained your savings to pay living expenses but the medical bills are piling up. The insurance company has offered to settle your personal injury claim and you need the money. What should you do?
You Need a Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorney
The insurance company for the other driver wants you to settle the claim without consulting with our office because it knows we will likely demand a higher settlement. Insurance companies seek to pay the lowest amount possible for a personal injury claim because they are in business to make money not to lose money. The company does not have your best interest as its top priority — we do! It is our job to protect YOUR best interest in a personal injury claim and fight for your right to receive the maximum compensation allowable under Florida’s personal injury laws.
Valuing an Accident Claim
Valuing a personal injury claim is far more complex than simply adding all of your medical bills and other out-of-pocket expenses together to arrive at a figure. You are entitled to receive compensation for both financial and non-financial damages. Insurance companies want to limit the amount you receive for your non-financial damages because this amount can often be much higher than the amount of your financial damages. As experienced personal injury lawyers, we understand how to value a personal injury claim correctly to maximize the recovery.
When valuing your personal injury claim, we begin with financial damages including but not limited to:
- Lost wages (past and future)
- Medical bills and expenses (past and future)
- Property damage
- Travel expenses
- Reimbursement for other out-of-pocket expenses related to your injuries (i.e. paying someone to perform yard work, purchasing special handicap equipment for your home, buying over-the-counter medications, etc.)
Our experienced attorneys thoroughly analyze your financial damages to ensure we include every single item in our settlement demand to the insurance company. Next, we analyze your non-financial damages. Non-financial damages include compensation for:
- Physical pain
- Emotional suffering
- Permanent scarring and/or disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship and/or support
- Loss of earning capacity
Valuing a personal injury claim correctly is crucial in order to obtain the compensation you deserve for your personal injury claim. The most complex damages to calculate are non-financial damages, future lost wages, and future medical expenses. Our personal injury attorneys have the expertise, knowledge, and resources required to value these damages correctly. We often retain experts such as economists, physicians, and accountants to provide the evidence we can use to substantiate a claim for future expenses. This is very important if you want to obtain a fair and just settlement.
Experience Is Important When You Settle Your Personal Injury Claim
The personal injury lawyers of The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. have the experience, knowledge, and skill you need to stand up to big insurance companies. A financial settlement will not undo the damage that has already been done because of a motor vehicle accident. Nothing can erase the physical pain or emotional suffering and no amount of money can make you “whole” again. However, a financial settlement for your personal injury claim does help provide for your needs and your family’s needs as you continue to recover and get your life back together after a motor vehicle accident.
Contact our office by calling 1-800-333-3903 to schedule your free consultation.