Settlement from the Insurance Company
Ft. Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer Defending Your Right to Compensation
If you have been injured in an accident caused by another person's carelessness or reckless behavior, you are entitled to file a lawsuit to claim damages for your losses-the courts in our state recognize the fact that you should not be forced to pay the price for an accident you did not cause. In most cases, such as car accidents and many
premises liability claims, the defendant will have an insurance policy in place to cover against such situations, with the result that the plaintiff will file a claim against the insurance policy. Unfortunately, it can be highly difficult to recover a fair settlement from an insurance company, and countless people in your situation go undercompensated every year-or worse, they receive nothing at all.
Insurance is a multi-billion dollar industry, and carriers such as the one that provides coverage for your accident are motivated by profit. They have to protect their bottom-line against any and all losses—which includes the payment you deserve to receive for your injuries. The adjusters and claims representatives who will work on your case are trained in methods to reduce the amount you can receive in a settlement, such as by unfairly underestimating the value of your claim or by imposing delays to frustrate you into accepting a smaller payment. Insurance company representatives spend all day, every day working on cases like yours, while you may have little or no experience with this type of situation-level the playing field by hiring an experienced accident attorney to represent you!
How much is your case worth in an insurance settlement?
At Chalik & Chalik, we attempt to negotiate a settlement out of court whenever possible, but we prepare every case we represent for trial in order to achieve the best possible result. If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, we may be able to take your claim to court for a jury trial. Our goal is to help you recover the full settlement you are entitled to receive under state law, which includes:
- Your costs for hospitalization and medical care, both in the past and future
- Lost wages during your recovery and loss of ability to earn a future income
- Damages for your pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish and loss of capacity to enjoy life
We will work with you at the beginning of the case to fully determine the scope and severity of the impact your injuries have had on your life, to accurately calculate the amount you deserve to receive in compensation.
Don't make the mistake of accepting the first offer you receive from the insurance company. Accident victims are typically anxious to receive compensation-knowing this, insurers will sometimes attempt to settle the claim at a lower amount than is fair by offering a check quickly after the accident. Bring the case to us first for a free initial consultation to learn how much your claim is really worth. We can meet with you in the hospital or at home, and are ready to fight for you!