Determining Settlement Amounts – How Much Can You Get?

Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer

Getting the Compensation You Deserve for an Injury

Most people who are considering a personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death claim have little or no idea what their case is worth. Some are looking for a “fair” settlement — others are looking for as much money as possible.

What kind of settlement offer can you reasonably expect? One thing is for certain. If you are not working with a lawyer, the offer you initially receive from the insurance company will be low.

It’s the job of an Orlando, Florida personal injury lawyer to work with the injured person, his or her doctors, rehabilitation experts and financial analysts to document the full cost of the injuries today and into the future. Without clear proof of these costs, the insurance company will not provide full payment.

Even with this evidence, it frequently is a fight.

What Goes Into a Personal Injury Settlement?

There are a number of expenses and losses for which you can be reimbursed, including:

  • Past and future medical treatment
  • Rehabilitation treatment
  • Cost of medications and medical devices
  • Equipment you may need for daily living if you have a temporary or permanent disability
  • Mileage to and from treatment and doctor appointments
  • Nursing or live-in care if you are unable to care for yourself
  • Lost wages if you are unable to work, and loss of earning potential if you have become disabled and your career will be affected
  • Pain and suffering
  • Compensation to your family for the loss of your services

This is only a partial list of possible reimbursable expenses. Your lawyer will work with you to document all expenses, and may work with an economist to understand your likely future expenses, and then present a factually-sound case to the insurance company or to the judge or jury if need be.

Before you agree to any financial settlement, contact a personal injury lawyer at the Umansky Law Firm. We work to ensure you receive a full and fair financial settlement in any type of personal injury case. We represent clients in communities throughout Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake, Polk, and Hillsborough counties in central Florida.

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Burglary of Dwelling; Petit Theft

Withhold with 6 months probation and impulse control; adjudication withheld

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

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Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

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Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

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No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

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Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

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Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

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Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

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