Discuss this with your attorney.
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Your attorney in Florida should know the answer to this question. If he or she doesn't know, then find a lawyer here on avvo.com and schedule a consult as soon as possible. Good luck with it.
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You really should have a sit-down meeting with your current attorney and ask him/her to describe for you how the process works and what happens if a person turns down the settlement offer. Your attorney should be more than willing to discuss this with you. If not, you should strongly consider getting another attorney. Best of luck.
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If the proposal for settlement was filed properly and there is a trial and the award to the person is not at least 75% of that proposal, then yes. Your attorney should be explaining this to you, however.
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that would be accurate if the defendant made the offer through what is called a Proposal for Settlement. your attorney should provide you with all of this information and the amount of money you would have to net in order to beat that proposal
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