Calculating What You Are Really Owed After A Car Crash
There is plenty to see and do in Florida, as the millions who live here and visit here already know. But when you are hurt in a car crash, it can make it difficult to enjoy any aspect of your life. After all, you’ll be dealing with issues like healing from your injuries, missing work, and huge medical bills.
All of those financial expenses are the main reason you need to see a car crash attorney after being involved in an accident on our roads. Doing so is the key to getting the financial stability that you need to get your life back on track and secure your future in the right way.
However, one of the biggest issues related to an auto crash in Florida and seeking compensation is that too many people act immediately, without really thinking or doing research. This could cost you thousands since accepting a settlement that is lower than you are owed means you don’t have the right to any additional money. But what is a fair amount, exactly? It’s not always easy to know the answer to this either. Luckily, there are some things that can help ensure that you get the right amount. Here’s a look at what you need to consider to ensure you get a fair settlement.
• Medical Bills – Medical bills are the most obvious cost that most look at following an accident. And under Florida law, if you can prove that the other party acted negligently you will get compensation. But you need to go beyond just your initial medical bills – what kind of bills will you face in the future? Are there going to be long term care costs like physical therapy or medications? You’ll need that long term care factored into your settlement.
• Lost Wages – Just as with medical bills, your lost wages have a huge impact as well. You want to ensure that any lost wages due to the accident are included, but also be sure to factor in any potential lost wages you’ll experience over the future. For instance, will you be missing one day of work per week for the next few years going to physical therapy? That lost time should be compensated to you.
• Loss of Earning Potential – This is a tricky one to factor in. If an accident caused someone to lose the ability to totally function how they could before, they may miss out on things like promotions or transfers. This loss of earning potential can cost thousands and has to be considered if it is a factor.
• Property Damage – Replacing or repairing your vehicle may be a factor as well. While your own insurance provider ma help with this, just remember that all insurance companies will try to avoid paying out any more than they have to. As such, you can plan on them trying to avoid paying for your damaged property.
• Stress, Pain, And Suffering - These factors aren’t always included in an outright settlement. However, they can impact your final amount in a huge way if your case goes to court. It’s the main reason that most on the other side will try to avoid going court at all costs – and why the four points above are so vital to your full financial recovery.
Obviously, determining all of these things isn’t easy. That’s why our team is here. We work with professionals in several fields including the medical and financial sectors. This way we can develop a clear blueprint of what you’re really owed and then use that as a starting point for fighting the insurance companies. Contact us today to find out more about what we can do for you and to get your free initial compensation for your auto accident case.