The time to determine when you get money in a Florida auto accident case is based upon two different parameters. The first parameter is you’re entitled to money if you have sustained medical bills as the result of an accident. Your PIP insurance or your Florida no-fault insurance will kick in right away, and you can get money as fast as 30 days. Even sooner, in certain cases, for medical bills and lost wages. If you then have medical bills and lost wages in excess of the initial $10,000, to get and to get pain and suffering damages, that could take up to the amount of time it takes to settle the case and/or try the case in order to get paid. That could be anywhere from a few months to a few years. However, initially you can get paid in a very fast period of time for your medical bills and lost wages.