My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: FL
My friend's lawyer said he settled his case and my friend would receive $5,000 after the lawyer's fee. My friend has a permanent neck injury that has been known to get worse and headaches are frequent with this type of injury and the doctor says that arthritis could set in at an early age, the doctor also said that some people get to a point where they are not able to play sports. My friend is self employed and didn't have financial documents to file for lost wages so that part is of no concern to him. The main thing is pain and suffering and the high cost of future medical bills that this permanent injury can cause. I think the lawyer didn't do to good a job to actually settle for this low amount and he also did it without my friend's consent.
The insurance company should pay much more or do we as tax payers have to foot the bill if he has to use food stamps and go for disability. I really don't think a court would let my friend leave with less than $5,000 if this went to trial so he really has nothing to lose. My friend was rammed in the back while stopped for almost a minute. It's good he went to the chiropractor and wasn't scared by these insurance companies wanting to put fear in people with all this talk about fraud. You know you're not in fraud so be good to your body and seek treatment. The damage to your car could be minor but major to your body.
Would you accept this low settlement of $5,000 knowing what discomfort you presently have and the depressing news of what could be your future?