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Personal Injury FAQs 2017-10-30T02:32:37+00:00
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Personal Injury FAQs

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.

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Make sure you know what you are doing before you do it. Call us at 407.888.8888 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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