If you have been injured in South Florida, you may think you are automatically entitled to compensation. However, that is not always the case. The most important factor to consider is whether someone else caused your injury, usually if they were negligent. Negligence is a major consideration. For instance, if there is a puddle in a grocery store that is blocked off by a sign, and you ignore the sign, it’ll be difficult to make a case. However, if there was no sign and you fall, you may be entitled to compensation.
So you have come to the conclusion that someone else’s actions caused your injury. The next logical question is, “How much is my case worth?” Every single case is different, so there is no one answer to this. There are many variables to consider, such as:
What is the extent of your injuries?
What prior injuries do you have that may have been exacerbated?
How much insurance coverage is available?
What role did you play in causing the incident?
There are attorneys out there who will give you an estimate of how much your case is worth. More often than not, it’ll be a nice, big figure that is made to get you excited. However, if they don’t know the answers to each of these questions, they are providing little more than a guess. A lawyer who would, to be blunt, lie to you about what your case is worth is not someone you want to trust to represent you.