Were you recently hurt and have questions about your car accident case damages in Florida? Watch this video, and then call Serrano Law.
How do you determine the value of my car accident case?
Many clients ask about the value of their personal injury case. They were in a car accident, and they want to know how much it’s worth. We had a client in Tampa recently that asked that question at the initial consultation. It’s very difficult to evaluate your claim at the beginning stage in the consultation. The reason is it’s because a lot of times when you come in, your medical treatment isn’t complete. You haven’t reached what’s called maximum medical improvement.
With insurance companies, their job on the other side is to adjust the claims and try to pay out as little as possible and get the case resolved. The real essence of determining the value of the claim involves multiple factors. It’s not just your medical bills. You don’t need to hire an attorney if it’s just a case where you have a few medical bills that you can add up and give out to the insurance carrier. What the insurance carriers will typically not tell you is that there are elements to the claim.
There’s the cost of future medical care that you’re reasonably certain to incur. There’s pain and suffering. There are lost wages, too, to consider. These are matters that go into the valuation of a case.
You want to avoid having your justice taken away. That means not making case-ruining mistakes. Here is what you should know:
When you are seeking justice, you are essentially asking the insurance company that covers the liable party to give you financial compensation that is full and fair. Your Florida car accident lawyers will fight against them to get you the results you deserve, but understand that the insurance company wants to save themselves money.
They know that you are looking for a result that is nothing short of fair which is going to cost them more than what they want to give you, even though you would deserve it.
The biggest mistake you can make here is letting the insurance company collect a recorded statement from you. They are going to reach out to you very shortly after your car accident to get you to agree to give them a statement. They do this under the guise of a quick and hassle free settlement. However, this is not going to yield a fair result because of how they are trained to ask questions.
They go through specific training to ask you questions that guide you into answers that allow them to reduce or even throw away your claim.
In order to avoid mistakes like this, it is important that you let your Florida car accident lawyers handle communication with the insurance company. This way they can protect your rights to a full and fair result.
Just like anything, if you’re evaluating a business or a commercial building, it’s the same concept. You want to be able to evaluate it. A lot of times patience is a virtue, and you need to finish out with your medical treatment. We’d love to evaluate your case and try to determine what the value is. Give us a call.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in an auto wreck have questions about your car accident case damages? Contact experienced Florida car accident lawyers at Serrano Law today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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