Average Car Accident Settlement for Permanent Injuries in FloridaTrusted Content
Legally reviewed by:Erik Abrahamson, J.D. September 28, 2021
If you suffered permanent injuries in a Florida car crash, you face a challenging future. You might require long-term treatment and in-home or residential care. If your injuries prevent you from performing your work duties, you could be facing a lifetime of inability to even earn a living. You might never be able to enjoy your favorite activities or interact with your loved ones in the same way you did before.
Nothing can undo the damage you have suffered. However, you can hold the at-fault party financially responsible for their negligence by pursuing legal action. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you get the justice and financial compensation you deserve.
The Florida car accident lawyers of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk are here to help. We understand how incredibly frightening and confusing your situation is. We will fight to get you the car accident settlement you deserve for your injuries. Because it can be difficult to identify an average car accident settlement value in any case, we offer a free consultation and case analysis for injury accident victims. Our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys can provide you with the answers and information you need to take the next step.
What Is the Average Car Accident Permanent Injury Settlement in Florida?
The settlement you need—and deserve—will include compensation for all your damages, both economic (for example, medical expenses and lost wages) and non-economic (for example, pain, suffering, and emotional distress). Unfortunately, it’s virtually impossible to identify any average permanent injury car accident settlement amount. The nature of your injuries will determine the type of treatment and care you need. The value of your injuries depends on how they have changed your life now and how they will impact your life in the future.
The best way to determine what your settlement value might be is to contact our office. Once we understand the details of your accident and what you are going through, we can provide you with an estimate of your claim’s value. We can also provide you with our opinion of how long it could take to negotiate a settlement and get a check in your hand.
How Are Permanent Injury Settlement Amounts Calculated?
In a typical personal injury case, victims may be entitled to recover compensation for some or all of the following.
- Emergency medical treatment costs,
- Doctor and surgeon costs,
- Hospital costs,
- Medical imaging and testing,
- Prescription medications,
- Medical devices,
- Lost income,
- Lost benefits,
- Emotional trauma, and
- Pain and suffering.
If you require future medical treatment or you won’t be able to return to work right away, your attorney might also seek damages for the estimated cost of future treatment and future lost income.
However, anyone who suffers permanent damage, disfigurement, scarring, etc. could be entitled to compensation for additional damages. If your permanent injury involves facial scarring, for example, several factors will influence the monetary value of the corresponding damages. This might include the extent of the scarring, your age, and how possible it might be to surgically correct or improve the scarring.
As you might have determined, calculating the settlement value for any type of long-term or permanent injury is highly complex. To obtain an accurate assessment of your case value, you need to speak to an experienced attorney who understands this complex facet of the law.
How Do Car Accident Settlement Calculators Work?
If you spend any time searching online for the average car accident settlement with permanent or long-term injuries, you have likely discovered multiple personal injury settlement calculators. These tools promise to calculate the potential value of your claim in a matter of moments.
Settlement calculators typically ask you to enter information such as the following:
- The amount of your medical bills,
- The amount of your personal property damage,
- The amount of your lost income,
- The estimated cost of future medical care, and
- The value of your future lost wages.
Some calculators also ask you to identify a multiplier for general damages or pain and suffering. You click on the “Calculate” button and you essentially get a total of the damage values you entered times the multiplier you provided.
The problem with this process is that few serious or permanent injury accident victims have any idea what the true value of their damages are or will be.
In some cases, settlement calculators won’t even give you an immediate response. Instead, you will be asked to provide your name and contact information so that someone can reach out to you. At that time, you will hear a pitch about why you should choose that law firm to handle your case.
The bottom line regarding permanent injury settlement calculators is that—without all the details of your case—no calculator or individual can provide an accurate estimate of your claim’s value. In most cases, these calculators primarily serve as marketing tools for law firm websites.
How Our Car Accident Attorneys Can Help You Get a Permanent Injury Settlement
Getting a fair financial settlement is critical for permanent injury victims. You will face injury-related challenges for the rest of your life. You may need financial resources for medical treatment or care. You might need to make accessibility modifications to your home or vehicle. If you can’t work, you will need money to pay for your home, utilities, and living costs.
You simply cannot leave your future to chance. Insurance companies will attempt to deny or undervalue injury accident claims, even when the victim has suffered permanent disability, disfigurement, scarring, or other serious and long-lasting injuries. If they succeed in denying your claim or get away with giving you a token settlement, you won’t get the resources you need for the future.
Working with our experienced attorneys provides multiple advantages. We know how to calculate the value of your claim and document it persuasively. We level the playing field with the insurance company, forcing them to deal with your case in good faith. We investigate your case to demonstrate the at-fault party’s liability for your damages. We stand by your side and fight tirelessly to get you the outcome you deserve.
Contact a Florida Car Accident Injury Lawyer Now
What you’re going through right now is virtually unthinkable. You may be frightened and overwhelmed and likely have no idea where to turn.
If your accident took place in Florida, talking to a personal injury lawyer from Abrahamson & Uiterwyk is a great place to start. We have spent our careers fighting for the wrongfully injured, as you will see if you browse our past case results. In the past three decades, we have assisted thousands of clients—over 20,000, in fact—and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on their behalf.
We are proud of what we have accomplished for our clients. However, the only thing you need to consider is what we can do for you, today.
We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help you. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation at a location of your choice and convenience—including the ability to meet via phone or video conference. We will take on your case with no fees unless we recover compensation. Throughout the process, we will be there for you, handling everything so you don’t have to.
To schedule a consultation, call us at 800-538-4878 or contact us online. We look forward to helping you get the Florida car accident settlement you deserve.