Personal Injury FAQs
- Should I provide a statement to an insurance company without a lawyer’s help?
- Will I have to go to trial to recover damages?
- What determines the amount I might recover?
- Is there a minimum or maximum amount that can be recovered in a personal injury settlement?
- What is a typical settlement amount?
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Should I provide a statement to an insurance company without a lawyer’s help?
It is in your best interests to provide only your contact information to an insurance company until you consult with a lawyer. The more significant your injuries, the more imperative it becomes to seek legal counsel before providing any statement.
Will I have to go to trial to recover damages?
It depends on your case. Most personal injury cases are settled prior to trial.
What determines the amount I might recover?
Every case addresses three issues:
- Liability — establishing someone’s negligence
- Damages — the amount that will fairly and adequately compensate you for your injuries
- Source of collection — insurance or other assets from which damages can be recovered
Is there a minimum or maximum amount that can be recovered in a personal injury settlement?
No. Personal injury settlements are based on the details of your case.
What is a typical settlement amount?
At Payas, Payas & Payas, LLP, our experienced Florida personal injury lawyers review and interpret your case information to determine the appropriate value for your claim based on:
- Incurred medical bill amount
- Future medical bills
- Loss of past income
- Your age
- Any permanent limitations caused by the injury
- Impact on future earning capacity
- Activities you can no longer do
- Activities you can do but do not enjoy as much
- Prognosis for further problems
- Strength of lay witness testimony
The goal is fair and adequate compensation for your injury and our experienced attorneys know what a reasonable jury may award. The strength of lay and expert witness testimony may influence the amount you receive.