Your T-Bone Accident Settlement Depends on These Critical Factors

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Your T-Bone Accident Settlement Depends on These Critical Factors

by | Mar 28, 2020 | Accidents, Auto Accidents

When you are injured in a T-bone accident, the challenges you are going to face could be the most difficult you’ve ever experienced. You might be in pain. You might be worried about paying your bills because you’re out of work, not to mention the medical bills that keep piling up.

I’m here to tell you to take a deep breath and relax. The most important thing that you should be focusing on right now is healing. If you make the right decisions and accept expert guidance where it’s offered, all the other stuff will fall into place.

Want to ensure that the decisions you make help you win a settlement that covers all your losses? You need to pay attention to these critical factors.

The Medical Care You Receive

Probably the biggest loss that results from your T-bone accident is going to be your medical bills. But don’t let this fact scare you away from getting the medical care that you need. From the very outset of your claim, you need to have an accurate picture of your injuries, and you need to update that picture periodically. Doing so will make it clear just how serious your injuries are and whether you can seek damages for permanent injuries or ongoing care.

The documentation that results from your medical care is going to be an important piece of evidence moving forward in your case, so make sure that you seek medical treatment even if you don’t think you are badly hurt. Some injuries may not develop symptoms for weeks or even months following the accident.

The Types of Damages You Seek

In case you didn’t know, in Florida, you can seek different types of damages depending on how you are affected by an accident. You should speak to an attorney to see which you are eligible to pursue. For instance, if you have a permanent injury or disfigurement, you can seek a monetary award in addition to the cost of medical care.

What You Say on Social Media

What you say and do can be used against you in court, so if you’re posting things that contradict the claims you make in a lawsuit, you could risk your entire settlement. You can bet that the insurance company’s attorneys are monitoring what you say online. Even some innocent pretty innocent things can be misinterpreted, so it’s best not to mention anything about your case on social until you have your settlement in hand.

How Long You Wait to File a Claim

You will have to check your insurance policy to see how long you have to file a claim, but in Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit is four years from the date of the accident.

While you might think that you can put things off, it’s best not to wait in either case. The days and weeks following the accident are a critical period for gathering evidence and talking to witnesses. If you wait too long, your case could fall apart before you even begin building it.

Don’t Wait to Get Compensation for Your T-Bone Accident

If you were hurt in a car accident in Florida, Pacin Levine Attorneys at Law is here to help.

Are you ready to pursue your case? Contact us today and set up an appointment to speak to an attorney. Call us at (888) 450-4909 or write to us at info@pl-law.com.

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