Consulting an Experienced Law Firm Can Help You Maximize Your Allstate Car Accident Settlement
Allstate is a well-known insurance company whose television ads center on how easy they are to work with. Well, that may be true if you pay regular premiums for their insurance products.
However, you will not be “in good hands with Allstate” if you suffered injuries in an accident caused by someone they insure. What they hide is their unwillingness to offer a fair Allstate car accident settlement once one of their customers hurts you.
If you sustained injuries in a car crash caused by an Allstate customer, you are going to need an aggressive, tough, and knowledgeable Florida car accident lawyer to fight for justice.
At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we understand that a car accident often derails peoples’ lives. That is why we use our extensive experience and wealth of resources to give you the help you need to pursue the compensation you deserve.
What Is the Average Car Accident Settlement in Florida?
You might be surprised to learn that there is no average Allstate settlement amount in Florida. Each case turns on the facts and circumstances of the accident. As a result, calculating the “average” of all Allstate accident insurance payouts is impossible.
You should resist the urge to compare your accident to someone else’s. You do not know all of the nuances and variables that could make a huge difference in your Allstate car accident settlement. Instead, the focus must be on you and your case. Your injuries are unique to you.
The way the injuries upset your life is also unique. You should be wary when someone who does not know the law or your case tries to tell you how much it is worth. Instead, you should rely on the opinion of an experienced Florida car accident attorney to analyze your claim.
What Factors Affect an Allstate Accident Insurance Payout?
Florida law allows an injured person to collect damages from everyone who contributed to their injuries, as well as their pain and suffering. The amount of compensation you could recover depends on factors such as:
- The severity of your injuries;
- Whether you suffered permanent injuries or scarring;
- How much time you were forced out of work;
- If you will lose money or economic opportunities in the future because of your injuries;
- Whether you have injuries that will need treatment in the future;
- The amount of pain and suffering you experienced; and
- The amount of mental anguish you suffered as a result of the crash.
Not every case will include all of these damages. Some cases might involve punitive damages as well. Every case is different and talking with a knowledgeable lawyer can help you better understand what your case is worth.
Do Allstate Settlement Calculators Work?
To put it bluntly, no, Allstate settlement calculators do not work. We have discussed some of the variables that go into determining how much your case is worth. There is no way that a “settlement calculator” can compute all of the idiosyncrasies and nuances involved in your claim.
Perhaps more importantly, the settlement calculator is run by a company that does not want to pay you any money in the first place. Why would you trust an adversarial calculator to give you an accurate statement of the value of your claim?
Companies like Allstate put settlement calculators on their websites to deter people from talking to lawyers. They know that they can save money by making lowball calculations to people without lawyers.
You should only rely on the analysis of a Florida car accident lawyer with over 30 years of experience fighting to help clients maximize their Allstate settlement.
How Fast Can I Get My Money?
We understand that you and your family are in a financial bind because of your accident. The financial strain can become unbearable. As a result, you might think that taking a quick, easy settlement would solve your problems.
One of the first questions our clients ask is “How long does it take Allstate to settle an auto accident?” We realize that you need money fast and we work to get your Allstate settlement check fast. But we cannot simply accept any bodily injury settlement offer they make.
We need to make sure that we review your case thoroughly before we answer the question, How long does it take Allstate to pay a claim?
Beware of Quick Allstate Accident Insurance Payouts
Insurance companies like Allstate have adjusters who work within parameters when offering settlements on Allstate personal injury claims. They know that offering a quick settlement, especially if a lawyer is not involved, might help them settle a claim for less money than it is worth.
For instance, suppose a distracted driver hit you from behind. You could be seriously hurt. However, the adjuster might give you a standard Allstate rear-end settlement offer that sounds good at first.
You might think that accepting a quick and easy soft tissue injury settlement from Allstate is the best option for you. However, you should consider talking to a lawyer who understands your case thoroughly before deciding whether you should accept a settlement.
Accepting a quick settlement now puts some money in your pocket quickly. But, once you accept the settlement and sign a release agreement, you cannot file another claim against the at-fault driver.
You are stuck with the settlement agreement and can never go back for more money, no matter what happens.
So if you accept a low offer and later develop a long-term costly disability, you are forever barred from going back to the table and asking for more money.
Why Should I Get an Attorney?
You might be tempted by the notion that you could save money by handling your claim without hiring a lawyer. There are several reasons why you should hire a lawyer instead of trying to negotiate a settlement with Allstate by yourself.
The most important reason is that insurance companies reduce their offers when talking to people who do not have lawyers. Without a lawyer, there is no one to hold their feet to the fire.
Without representation, Allstate will likely offer you a “nuisance settlement.” This is a low offer they make just to get rid of your case. An experienced lawyer will know exactly what to do when that lowball offer comes in.
What if you are insured by Allstate and the other driver does not carry enough insurance to compensate you? What if they carried no insurance at all? In that case, your attorney can help you file a claim for an Allstate uninsured motorist settlement.
How Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Can Help You Pursue the Compensation You Deserve
Experience can make or break a claim. With 30 years of experience, the Florida car accident attorneys with Abrahamson & Uiterwyk know how to prepare your case to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
To date, we have helped over 20,000 clients fight for justice. Therefore, you know we have a reputation for excellence among our clients. We receive many referrals from other attorneys and our past clients as well. Their stamp of approval means a lot to us.
Our peers and other business leaders recognize our work as well. We enjoy an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and hold the title of Best Law Firm from the U.S. News and World Report. We also work hard to maintain Martindale-Hubbell’s AV rating, which is the highest rating they offer.
Contact Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Today to Discuss Your Allstate Car Accident Settlement
We are here to help. We offer free consultations and do not accept any fees or costs unless we recover compensation for you. Contact us today by dialing 800-538-4878, or by filling out our online contact form. We look forward to putting our experience to work for you.