Part and parcel of the need to have competent legal representation for Fort Lauderdale personal injury accident victims is the need for the client to be advised of the Offer of Judgment law which can be used by the defendants and their insurance companies at the risk of the Fort Lauderdale, Florida accident victim’s financial exposure.
The Offer of Judgment law states that if a defendant offers a sum for settlement before a jury’s verdict and then a Fort Lauderdale, Broward County jury returns a verdict that is less than 75% of the amount offered by the defense in a personal injury lawsuit the court shall award the defendants reasonable attorney’s fees and costs to be paid by the injured Plaintiff; this could amount to a very large amount of money and at times could exceed what the Plaintiff receives as a net amount in judgment.
The right Fort Lauderdale personal injury law firm will carefully advise you, the potential client, of the risks and possibilities that may occur at trial and while not providing a guarantee, will provide serious opinions as to the injured party’s possibilities at trial.
The wrong attorneys may encourage an accident victim to refuse to settle a highly risky case and unnecessarily expose the injured victim to having to pay sometimes in the multiple tens of thousands of dollars. This would ultimately make the injured victim a two time loser, an outcome that this law firm prides itself on vehemently striving to avoid for each of our clients.
For further information regarding this topic please free to contact the Fort Lauderdale, Florida personal injury attorneys at the Schulman Law Group by calling 1-877-529-0444 or by emailing us.