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Personal Injury Claims
The most common types of personal injury claims are road traffic crashes. Did you know that there is a rough estimate of about 700,000 personal injury cases that are filed each year in the U.S.? About 54 percent of these cases are car crash related.
According to the most recently-available statistics, about 95 percent of pending lawsuits end in a pre-trial settlement. This means that just one in 20 personal injury cases are resolved in a court of law by a judge or jury.
Personal Injury Protection
PIP stands for personal injury protection, and it is an extension of car insurance that covers medical expenses and, in many cases, lost wages. It is often called “no-fault” coverage because its inherent comprehensiveness pays out claims agnostic of who is at fault in the crash.
If you have PIP insurance and are hurt in a crash, you can receive maximum benefits whether or not the crash was your fault. On top of medical bills and lost wages, PIP insurance can also cover expenses like transportation to medical appointments and lawn repair.
Personal Injury Trust
A personal injury trust (PI Trust) is a legal mechanism where money arising from a personal injury or clinical negligence compensation claim is held by people called trustees, for the benefit of an injured or disabled individual (also known as the beneficiary).
There are numerous types of trusts which can be formed under the law. However a PI Trust is known as a bare trust and is distinct for the following reasons:
- it is made up of funds only deriving from a payment arising out of personal injury/clinical negligence (compensation money, charitable payments, life policy insurance pay outs);
- the person setting up the trust (called the settlor) will be the injured party (beneficiary);
- that person will be the sole or one of the beneficiaries of the trust.
PI Trusts are most frequently created by those who have mental capacity to manage their own affairs.
Personal Injury Settlement
If you’re considering making a personal injury settlement after a crash caused by someone else’s carelessness, you probably want to know how much money you can expect to receive in compensation for your medical bills and other damages.
Having a lawyer on your side not only makes it much more likely that you’ll get compensation for your damages; attorneys also help their clients get higher payouts.
Local Personal Injury Lawyers Near You
FL Legal Group has experienced personal injury attorneys located in Tampa. If you or a loved one has been injured, call us today for a Free Consultation. If you have been seriously injured and would like to speak to an attorney, we will make arrangements to help you.
In every case, we use innovative defense strategies to limit our clients’ liability. We strive to have all claims dismissed, or to reach a favorable settlement as early in a case as possible.