The majority of Florida personal injury cases are settled, but how do you know if the settlement offer you've received is a fair one? An insurance company takes several factors into consideration before making an offer, and your attorneys at Taylor, Warren, and Weidner will discuss the amount with you. When deciding whether or not to accept the offer -- the decision of which is solely in your control -- consider the following four factors that determine if the personal injury settlement is fair:
- • Does it compensate you for the medical bills, treatment and any liens that must be paid from the settlement?
- • Does it cover any lost wages, future lost wages and /or any impairment of earnings capacity?
- • Does it compensate you for your physical pain and suffering from the injuries and any future pain and suffering?
- • Does the amount put you in the position you were in prior to the accident? This is known as "making the victim whole."