Car collision injuries can lead to overwhelming damages and losses. Lost wages, medical expenses, doctor visits, prescriptions, and physical therapy can lead to financial ruin. Although insurance companies are obligated to pay for damages, they often pay victims of auto accidents the least amount of money they can. That’s how they stay in business. The best way to hold insurance companies accountable and ensure a fair settlement for your personal injury claims is with an experienced and aggressive car accident attorney.
Car Collision Injuries Cost Lives and Money
There are more than 1,000 Florida car accidents every day. About 3,800 people are killed every year on Florida highways. More than 250,000 people are hurt. In addition to the personal tragedy brought on by all the death, injury, pain, and suffering, the economic cost can be devastating.
Settlements from car collision injuries are supposed to compensate crash victims for their losses. Most settlements are meant to cover medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and sometimes pain and suffering. Your attorney will investigate the cause of the accident and compile a record of all of your medical expenses, losses in property damage, and missed income – including unforeseen potential future losses and expenses resulting from the accident. The lawyer acts as your advocate, looking out for your rights as an accident victim to be fairly compensated for what the accident has cost in terms of health, time, quality of life, and future opportunity.
Negotiating a Settlement for Car Collision Injuries
The insurance company liable for the expense may make an offer that is significantly less than what your attorney has calculated the losses you incurred. This is where the personal injury attorney’s skills and experience as a negotiator come into play. An attorney must negotiate in an ethical but determined fashion, always working in the client’s best interests, and should be an expert in the rules of procedure that govern negotiations.
It’s a give-and-take between the lawyer and a representative for the responsible party to agree upon the amount of compensation due to an accident victim. Many times a good negotiator will be able to reach an agreement and the matter will be settled. But other times the parties reach an impasse and are unable to agree. When this happens, the parties may start preparing for trial. They will prepare their cases and present them for a jury to decide. If negotiations reach this point, you are in a much better position with an experienced trial attorney representing you.
The Orlando auto accident attorneys at the Martinez Manglardi personal injury law firm are tough, aggressive negotiators and experienced trial attorneys. They can help you get the compensation you deserve for your car collision injuries. If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, call 866-730-1367 for a FREE CONSULTATION. Offices throughout Central Florida.