In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge:
Q: Why is it so difficult to get a car accident settlement from a car insurance company?
A: In Florida, many times it’s very difficult to get a fair and reasonable settlement offer from the insurance company, because Florida has a special law that requires you to sustain a permanent injury in order to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. It’s very difficult at times to prove that you have a permanent injury. Some injuries automatically constitute permanent injuries; a serious fracture that requires metal and rods to be placed into your body. But when you’re claiming, let’s say, a back injury or a neck injury that doesn’t have a surgical component to it, those are quite difficult to prove are permanent. Even if your X-rays or MRIs show that there’s something wrong with your back or something wrong with your neck, the insurance companies will tend to believe and hire doctors that will say that all those problems preexisted the accident and are not from the accident.
What you need is a board-certified civil trial attorney who’s very experienced in Florida car accident cases to bring the case to court in the event you can’t obtain a reasonable settlement before a lawsuit is filed.
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Do you have questions or comments? Then please feel free to send Alan an email or call him now at (954) 458-8655.
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