Case Progression: What To Expect Pre-Suit in a Florida Car Accident Case

May 11, 2021
Case Progression: What To Expect Pre-Suit in a Florida Car Accident Case

The process to settle your claim following a Florida car accident does include some waiting. It’s during this pre-suit period that you want an attorney that’s working hard on your behalf so that you can focus on recovering from any injuries.

The Law Offices of Allen & Abaray, P.A. will cover every detail on exactly how to proceed during this pre-suit period of your case progression. It is very important that you understand how the things you say and do can affect your case. We are here to guide you and to fight for you.

We know how to deal with the insurance companies on your behalf, and we can instruct you on how to proceed for the times when you will be asked to give your account of what happened in the accident.

We’ll work with your medical providers to get all necessary records and to monitor the course of treatment.

We’ll assess the level of compensation you’re due based on your injuries, medical expenses, property damage and lost wages.

We’ll assemble all of this information during the pre-suit period and create a demand package that is supported by the facts of the case. When the at-fault insurance company tries to deny your claim or low-ball you, we’ll be there to fight for you. Many cases are settled during this pre-suit period. If yours is not, we’ll guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit.

Understanding the Pre-Suit Process

Once we’ve opened your file at our Florida personal injury law firm office, we’ll send our letter of representation to both your insurance company and the at-fault insurance company. In this letter, we’ll give your insurance company permission to speak with you directly only about the property damage and lost wages settlement portions of your claim. We’ll give the at-fault insurance company permission to speak with you only about the property damage portion of your claim.

It’s important that you understand that nothing good can come from speaking directly with the insurance companies beyond these limited topics. Never discuss your injuries with the at-fault insurance company, and do not give them a recorded statement. Instead, refer them to us.

If your insurance company requests a recorded statement, refer them to us to schedule one. You will be required to fulfill that request for your own insurance company, and we will help you with that step.

Do not discuss your case or injuries with anyone beyond your immediate family and your legal representation. Remember, your words can be used against you.

Other key steps throughout the pre-suit process:

  • Maintain a separate file regarding your case.
  • Keep a record of any lost income so that it can be compared with the lost wage statements we will obtain from your employer.
  • Be sure that you share with us a copy of every medical bill and prescription receipt.
  • Keep a separate record of your medical bills so that we can compare it with what we have on file.
  • Keep a photo record of any visible injuries. Take pictures bi-weekly.
  • Maintain a list of witnesses, including contact information. Ask them to notify you if any of their information is updated.
  • It is critical that you notify Allen & Abaray of any changes to your address, phone number, marital status or employment information. This is very important to the value of your case.

Choose the Trusted, Proven and Experienced Legal Team of Allen & Abaray

We won’t settle your claim until a treating physician provides us with a report that you’ve reached maximum medical improvement. While the wait can be frustrating, it’s in your best interest to let all of the damages be fully realized.

Let us fight for you so that you can focus your energy on recovering from your injuries. Go with the ethical, honest and successful choice of Allen & Abaray, and you will never have to worry that your case isn’t in the best possible position.

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