Are there alternatives to going to court in a Florida pedestrian accident case?

In the state of Florida, if you've been involved in an accident and you come meet with our law firm, we get this question all the time: Do I have to go to court? Do I have to go to trial?

The answer is typically no. In fact, probably over 90% of cases that file a claim do not go to a full-blown trial and don't actually even see the light of day of a courtroom. Most cases settle through the demand process, which is a semi-formal, semi-informal process in which your attorney would send a demand package stating the liability - the fault for the case, your damages, your medical bills, your expenses - and attempt to resolve that with the insurance company or the defendant. Most cases do not have to actually go to court.

Testimonials
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“The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston helped me get an amazing result on my case. Obviously I’ve been through a lot physically but I feel better now and the money really helped my family. When I was riding my bicycle I was hit by a truck that wasn't paying attention. I am not the suing type, but I would definitely hire this firm again.”
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“After my accident, i felt like I was being pulled in a bunch of different directions. I really didn't know what to do and all I wanted was someone to shoot me straight. The lawyers at the firm were so honest and definitely pointed me in the right direction. The staff was professional. I think it’s great that only attorneys work on my case, it definitely made me feel comfortable”
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“After my accident happened I waited to hear back from the insurance company for about 6 months. I just felt like they kept jerking me around. They even told me not to hire an attorney because it would mean less money in my pocket. I couldn't wait any longer because my bills were out of hand. I hired this firm and they were solid. I got a great result without having to go to court.”
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