It only takes a few seconds for your life to change. Those few seconds could change your life for the better or for the worse. For instance, motor vehicle accidents have a tendency to alter victims’ lives for the worse, especially if they suffer serious injuries. If you are one of those victims, you could experience significant changes in your life in the aftermath of a crash on one of Florida’s roadways.
Spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and injuries that result in amputations obviously alter a person’s life forever. However, other injuries such as soft tissue injuries, broken bones and pain in the neck or back can also have lifelong ramifications. These injuries can leave you with chronic pain and the inability to enjoy activities that you once did. You may have to modify your job duties or even find new employment, depending on the injury and what you did for a living prior to the accident.
Adding to your concerns are the financial costs associated with your injuries. Medical bills, time off work and other damages could leave you wondering if you will ever recover financially. If the accident was due to the negligence of a driver (even the driver of the vehicle in which you were riding), that person’s insurance company may offer you a settlement.
Insurance companies often offer victims of motor vehicle accidents less than their claims are actually worth, and the same could be true in your case. Before accepting the settlement, you may want to consider discussing your situation with a Florida personal injury attorney. He or she may be able to negotiate a better settlement on your behalf. If that is not possible, then filing a lawsuit may be appropriate.