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When negotiating car accident settlements, there are several factors to consider, whether you are the victim or the party at fault. Here are some key things to keep in mind:
Typically, car accident injury cases are resolved through negotiation between the injured party and the insurance company, with both sides hoping to avoid going to court.
Report the Car Accident
In Florida, anyone seeking a car accident settlement must comply with specific reporting requirements. These regulations are designed to help streamline the settlement process and avoid potential roadblocks.
In a Car Accident, Assigning Fault
You must ensure that the right person is liable if you are involved in an accident.
- To inform your insurance company about the accident, file a claim.
- You have the option to file a third-party claim with the other driver’s insurance company.
- You can also file a personal suit against the driver of the other vehicle.
Settlement of Car Accident Injury Claims
After the accident has been reported and fault has been assigned, settlement negotiations can begin. Keep in mind that if your case goes to trial, you may be awarded a higher amount of compensation than what is typically offered in a settlement.
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is a St Petersburg car accident lawyer. She focuses on personal injury, car accidents, and bicyclist injuries. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations, or legal representation. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your situation.
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