What's My Car Accident Case Worth?

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be wondering what your case is worth. The answer boils down to three factors: fault, damages and insurance.

Find out how insurance companies value injury cases. Call 800-377-5194 for a free case evaluation.

Here is an overview of the factors that will determine the value of your case:

  • Fault: Was another party responsible for your accident or the resulting injuries? Unless someone else was negligent, you cannot recover compensation beyond the $10,000 available from Florida no-fault insurance. To maximize your compensation, our lawyers will evaluate all potential sources of fault. Beyond the other driver, this may include the manufacturer of your vehicle (if your injury was caused by a malfunctioning air bag or other defect). If the accident was caused by an unsafe highway condition, the municipality responsible for maintaining the road may be at fault. Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you can still recover compensation for any percentage of faults our attorneys can assign to other parties.
  • Damages: Damages include past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, as well as noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering. Your damages will not be fully known until you complete your medical treatment. Only then will you know how the accident will affect you in the future. Our attorneys have extensive experience documenting damages to obtain the maximum compensation for you.
  • Insurance: Unfortunately, unless the party that caused your injury has insurance, you may not be able to recover compensation for your damages. Florida drivers are not required to carry bodily injury insurance. Our lawyers will look for all possible sources of insurance coverage, including your own insurance for uninsured and underinsured drivers.

If you don't have all three — fault, damages and insurance — you probably do not have a case. However, even if someone else told you that you do not have a case, do not give up before you speak to one of our lawyers. We have successfully obtained compensation for clients who were turned down by other personal injury lawyers.

Ultimately, it is your lawyer's job to help you recover the maximum compensation you are due based on the facts of your case. There are many aspects involved in the successful handling of a personal injury case. Our clients come to us because of our outstanding record of obtaining large monetary results for clients. We welcome the challenge each day, to make every effort for our clients to be informed and thrilled with the outcome of their cases.

Call Us For A Free Case Evaluation

At the Law Offices of Paul K. Schrier, PLLC, we offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions about motor vehicle accident law, including how cases are valued. Call 800-377-5194 or complete our contact form to discuss your accident case with an attorney at our firm. The consultation is free. We have offices in Miami, Sunrise, Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa.