If you suffered injuries in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver, then you might be entitled to compensation in the State of Florida.
It is not always necessary for a car accident case to go to court. In most car accident cases, a personal injury lawyer will be able to help you win compensation for your damages and losses through an out of court settlement with the insurance company of the at-fault driver.
However, insurance companies are known to operate with the main objective of paying you the least amount of compensation possible. In this case, you will need to go to court after a car accident to make sure that you are not settling for less than what your case is worth.
The Law Place has over seventy-five years of collective experience in tackling car accident cases and settling claims with insurance companies all over the State of Florida. Our law firm is well-versed in the art of winning insurance claims, and we will make sure that we protect your legal rights no matter what – even if it means going to court.
Call The Law Place now to speak to a car accident lawyer, and we will discuss the facts and circumstances of your case. Our phone lines are open 24/7 for your convenience.
Contact us today at (941) 444-4444 to set up a free consultation, and we will fight your car accident case together in the State of Florida.
In This Article
- Can My Car Accident Case Reach a Settlement Out of Court?
- When Should I Take My Case to Court?
- What Happens After I File a Lawsuit?
- What Happens When My Case Goes to Court?
- Contact The Law Place Today
Can My Car Accident Case Reach a Settlement Out of Court?
It is possible to settle a case out of court with the insurance company of the driver who was at fault for the car accident. Although, you automatically give up your legal right to pursue any additional compensation once you accept a settlement offer. But, if the insurance company of the at-fault driver ultimately agrees to negotiate a reasonable settlement with you, then you will obtain a few other additional benefits, such as:
- A fast settlement deal.
- Reduced legal costs.
- Avoiding the hassle of a trial.
The Law Place will be at your side every step of the way to build your personal injury claim. A car accident lawyer will guide you through the legal system and help you to reach the best possible out-of-court settlement.
For a free legal consultation, call 941-444-4444
When Should I Take My Case to Court?
The settlement for a car accident case can take some time to process. However, this is a good opportunity for our team of car accident lawyers to investigate your case, assemble evidence, and speak to eyewitnesses while you take the necessary time to recover from your injuries.
Insurance companies have one priority – to reduce the amount of compensation that they pay out to clients. They will likely try to lengthen the process of your claim by demanding more documentation or offering you outrageous settlements.
Rest assured that our law firm will keep you updated on the process and make sure that your settlement is reached as quickly as possible.
However, we might come to the realization that the insurance company of the at-fault driver is simply stalling and will not offer you a reasonable settlement. In this case, we will advise you to file a car accident lawsuit, which will most likely push the insurance company to make a better settlement offer.
What Happens After I File a Lawsuit?
When we file a lawsuit on your behalf, this will mean that the discovery process can officially begin. Both sides of the car accident case will request and exchange evidence during the discovery process, which includes medical records for your hospital bills, financial documents of any losses, and receipts for costs to repair your vehicle. The discovery process also allows both sides to ask questions that will require answers under oath.
In addition, the lawyers of the insurance company might ask that you submit to a deposition, which means that they can ask you any questions that they want whilst you are under oath. To counter this, we might depose the witnesses of the at-fault driver and anyone else who has useful information to contribute to the case.
In most car accident cases, the insurance company will come back with a higher settlement offer once their lawyers have reviewed the evidence. You should consider this a good sign, as it means that their lawyers have started to understand the extent of your case.
At this stage, you will be given the option to accept their settlement offer or go to court to fight for a higher settlement offer. In other cases, you might even be given the option to mediate or another type of dispute resolution for your case.
A car accident lawyer from The Law Place will be at your side to offer legal advice on how to make the best decision to protect your future and ensure that all of your costs are covered.
What Happens When My Case Goes to Court?
The length of the trial will vary depending on the evidence involved in your case. Most likely, your court case will last one or two days before the jury will take time to deliberate. As soon as they have a verdict, the court will announce a judgment to you based on the award of the jury.
Most clients prefer to receive compensation without the hassle of having to go to court after being involved in a car accident. However, we are unable to guarantee that your case will not require you to make an appearance in court. The possibility of being able to settle your case out of court will depend on a series of factors, such as:
- Severity of the crash – A car accident that involves serious bodily injury and property damage will have a large payout. The Law Place has won many car accident cases involving serious damages with great success. A less serious car accident will have a modest settlement offer. In other words, the more severe the car accident, the more money is at stake, which will most likely require a court appearance in order to win the case.
- Value of the claim – If the value of your case surpasses the amount of personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage that is available, then you will probably have to make an appearance in court. Insurance companies are quick to make low settlement offers. The Law Place will advise that you agree to go to court and fight for the compensation that you deserve, rather than accepting a lesser settlement to avoid having to go to court.
- Dealing with insurance companies – It is well known that insurance companies can be very difficult to deal with. However, sometimes they can surprise you by offering a full and reasonable settlement for your car accident without having to go through the hassle of filing a lawsuit. This is especially good because it means that you will receive the compensation that you deserve without going to court. Often though, insurance companies will put up a fight and try to avoid making a fair settlement. In this case, you might have to go to court.
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Contact The Law Place Today
If you have been injured in a car accident in the State of Florida, then you will need to seek legal counsel from a reputable law firm to ensure that you are making the right decisions for your personal injury claim.
The Law Place has over seventy-five years of combined experience in helping clients all over the State of Florida to win the compensation that they deserve following a car accident. Our law firm has seen and done it all, and we know how to handle everything from negotiating with insurance companies to dealing with the necessary paperwork. We will manage your car accident case while you take all the time you need to recover from your injuries.
A car accident lawyer from The Law Place will be able to guide you through the legal system and help you to understand your legal rights under Florida law. It is possible that you might have to go to court after a car accident if the insurance company decides to be stubborn about agreeing on a fair settlement. Rest assured, we will work hard to recover full compensation for all of your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and more if you put your trust in us.
Reach out to The Law Place now, and we will protect your legal rights.
Contact us today at (941) 444-4444 to set up a free consultation, and we will fight your car accident case together in the State of Florida. Our phone lines are open 24/7 for your convenience.