What Compensation Can I Recover From Being Hit in Florida?
On Behalf of Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa | August 10, 2022 | Car Accidents
You can recover compensation for the damages or losses you incurred from an accident by pursuing a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Damages are financial awards injured individuals may recover as compensation for the harm that a negligent party caused in an accident. The term damages may also refer to the injuries the individual suffered. If you win your personal injury claim or lawsuit in Florida, you may recover compensation for the following damages.
These are monetary costs and losses you incurred due to the accident. These typically include the following:
- All medical, emergency, surgical, medication, and rehabilitative expenses due to your injuries
- Expected future medical costs if you suffered long-term or permanent injury
- Lost income and expected future lost earnings if you’re unable to go back to work
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damage expenses, including costs for replacing or repairing your car
- Fees for a rental car while your car is being repaired
- Mileage costs for going to and from doctor appointments
If you also incurred other financial hardships, your attorney will gather all related invoices, receipts, and financial documents to prove their worth and include them in your compensation claim.
These damages are for subjective and less-tangible losses that don’t have a monetary value, such as:
- Emotional and mental distress and anguish, including sleeping issues, anxiety, anger, PTSD, and depression
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of reputation
- Scarring or physical disfigurement
- Permanent disability
While these damages are subjective, your attorney can estimate a value for your non-economic losses by establishing how they have negatively affected your life.
Punitive damages are meant to make an example of negligent individuals and punish them for their actions. Depending on the specific circumstances of the case, these damages may even be greater than the economic and non-economic damages.
Pursuing a Claim or Lawsuit For Damages in Florida
Many injured people often start their pursuit of financial compensation by bringing a claim against the liable party’s insurer. This enables them to present their claim to the insurer and ask for compensation for their damages that they can negotiate into an insurance settlement based on the policy of the liable party.
But insurance coverage isn’t always sufficient to cover an injured person’s damages. Even when there’s enough coverage, insurers will try to negotiate the lowest possible settlement. If you accept their low offer, you won’t be able to pursue more money even if your injuries need more treatment or worsen over time.
This is why you should discuss your case with a West Palm Beach personal injury attorney who can calculate the real value of your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve or take your case to court.
Reach Out to an Experienced West Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney Today
Contact the West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys of Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa for help collecting compensation for your accident-related damages. You can set up your free case evaluation with our West Palm Beach personal injury attorney by calling 561-867-3859 or sending us an online message.