Many Fort Lauderdale residents remember the 1991 blockbuster hit Thelma and Louise. It was the story of an Arkansas waitress and a housewife (Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis) who shoot a rapist and take off in a ’66 Thunderbird. The movie is replete with numerous memorable quotes, but among one of the more poignant is a line uttered by Louise near the end of the film: “You get what you settle for.”
The point of the line is that we should never settle for less than what we believe we deserve. This is especially important to remember for anyone who has suffered an injury in an accident. All too often, victims are pushed to accept a settlement from an insurance company before they believe that they are completely healed. Or, they are asked to settle on an amount that does not take into consideration future expenses or loss of income.
If you have sustained a personal injury, you will get what you settle for. To ensure that what you settle for is truly what you deserve, consult with a personal injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale. An injury lawyer has the experience to help you look into the future and to think about future medical needs, whether you will be able to return to work, and if your injury is one from which you can ever fully recover. Your Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer will help to ensure that you do not settle for less than what you deserve.
Lawlor, Winston, White & Murphey are seasoned personal injury lawyers in Fort Lauderdale with a winning record of guiding accident victims to just compensation. The Lawlor, Winston, White & Murphey team has tried more than 100 jury trials and obtained verdicts, judgments and settlements in excess of $100 million for their clients. Please visit our website at / or call our offices at 954-525-2345 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer.