Should I accept a settlement offer in my Florida bicycle accident case?
To accept a settlement offer in a Florida bicycle accident case, it's important to consider that there are six types of damages. There's past medical bills, future medical bills, past lost wages, future lost wages, and then past pain and suffering as well as future pain and suffering. If you take the combination of those six categories of damages and add them up, that would determine the total value of a settlement.
Sometimes it's a good idea to settle a case early on because the cost of litigation can make filing a claim in the court system not worth it. But sometimes it's a good idea to take a settlement offer, reject that offer, and move forward into litigation.