How Much Can I Get From a Personal Injury Settlement? By Moody Law | Personal Injury Attorneys on January 15, 2023

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When accidents happen, you can count on the lawyers at Moody Law to listen. Our skilled Florida personal injury attorneys have handled cases in and around Lakeland, Winter Haven, and Tampa, FL. We approach every case with great diligence in order to secure accident victims and their families with as much compensation as possible.

Many people wonder how much to expect from a personal injury settlement. The answer is not so easy.

Let’s unpack a few aspects of personal injury settlements, including how much they’re worth, negotiating a better settlement, and whether it’s worth taking your case all the way to trial.

Settlement Amounts Can Vary

First of all, not all injuries are the same. You may not receive the same settlement offer for a car crash claim as you would for a slip and fall accident. The severity of your injuries has to be taken into account, as this will typically determine the type of medical attention you need.

The Cause and Nature of Your Case Matters

In addition to the severity of your injuries, the settlement amount will sometimes be determined by the cause of the accident. If there is a negligent person or party involved and that person is at fault for the incident, you could expect more from a settlement offer.

Should I Accept the First Settlement Offer?

Not necessarily.

We get it. If you were in a car accident in Polk County, you probably want cash fast to take care of your medical bills and any vehicle or property damage. However, that first offer may be lower than you deserve.

It’s important to consider negotiating for a better settlement rather than accepting that initial offer. You could get more if you provide a compelling argument and a more suitable counter offer.

Is It Worth Going to Trial Instead of Accepting a Settlement?

If only it were that simple.

Going to trial means a certain amount of uncertainty. The ultimate monetary award and the outcome of your case will be determined by a jury. However, it is possible that you’d receive more through a jury trial, although legal proceedings could take years to complete.

Even if a settlement would be lower than the legal damages from civil court, you would at least be guaranteed the amount offered.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

With all of the variables involved in a personal injury case, it’s important that you consult with an attorney. The members of our legal team can walk you through your catastrophic personal injury claim and help you make the best decision based on your case. We can negotiate a better settlement and also let you know if your case is worth taking all the way to court.

In short, our lawyers provide peace of mind as you move forward with the legal process and recover from your injuries.

Discuss Your Injuries with a Skilled Lawyer

Don’t negotiate with insurance companies on your own. Get skilled advocates on your side who have a record of helping people throughout Lakeland, Winter Haven, and Tampa, FL. To set up a case review with the team at Moody Law, contact us today.

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Daniel D. Moody, J.D., B.C.S.

Moody Law, P.A.

Moody Law was founded by Daniel D. Moody for the sole and exclusive purpose of representing the injured. Our main office is centrally located next to the Polk County Courthouse in Bartow, FL, serving Lakeland, Winter Haven, and all the other communities of Polk County.  Some of Mr. Moody’s honors, memberships, and associations include:

  • The Florida Bar Board Certification – Civil Trial Specialist
  • AV PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Life-member Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Best Attorneys of America – Rue Rating Lifetime Charter Member
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

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