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What Are The Types Of Compensation Available For Florida Accident Injury Victims?

Accident injuries can be physically and emotionally devastating. Between the pain, suffering, and impact on your life, it can be really tough. Add to all of this the financial burden of expensive medical care and treatment, the loss of income, and all the other expenses, and the terrible situation can be made worse. Fortunately, under Florida state law, if you were injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. However, many people only know about compensation for medical treatment, but there are many other types of damages you can receive compensation for when you’ve been injured. Here are just some of them:

Loss Of Income And Benefits

If your injuries are so severe you cannot work, you will experience a loss of income. In this case, you may be able to file a claim for that lost income. In the state of Florida, loss of income includes all of your benefits like PTO, retirement funding, and bonuses. Further, if your injuries are so severe you can no longer perform your job duties and have to pursue another career, you may be entitled to compensation for the costs of losing your future earnings and the costs of changing your career path.

Secondary Costs Of Care

Medical care often comes with extra costs beyond the medical bills. For example, having to drive all over town to seek different medical specialists can cost a lot in gas and wear and tear on your vehicle. Further, you may not be able to even drive yourself and have to pay for transportation from taxis, ubers, or even the bus. Further, you may have to make modifications to your home to deal with your injuries. For example, if your injuries are so severe you need a wheelchair, you will have to pay to install ramps and accessibility features around your home. All of these costs can be factored into your compensation.

Pain, Suffering, And The Loss Of Consortium And Enjoyment

When you’ve been injured there isn’t just damage to your body, but also to your life and relationships. Pain and suffering is a term for the mental distress that you face a result of your injury. Loss of consortium is the damage to relationships because you struggle with maintaining your relationship because of your injuries. Loss of enjoyment is when you can’t do the things that made your life happy because of your injuries. For example, if you played tennis everyday but suffered a severe wrist injury that impacts your ability to ever play again, you may be entitled to compensation.

4. Special Case Damages

There are other forms of damages that are available in special cases. For example, in cases of gross negligence where a person deliberately caused your injuries, you may be entitled to punitive damages. Another example is physical disfigurement which is a damage if you experienced severe scarring, amputation, or any other permanent physically disfiguring injury. All of these types of damages are determined by the unique circumstances of your case. The best way to determine if you qualify for any of these damages is to speak with a personal injury attorney.

The personal injury team at Justice Pays can help you get the full value of your injuries. We will investigate the full extent of both the tangible financial costs and the intangible damages to your life. From there we will use Florida state law to protect your rights and calculate a full figure. We will then collect all the evidence and documentation needed, negotiate with the insurance companies, and fight for your rights all the way to court if needed.

Michael J. Babboni's wide-ranging legal career is based on the strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and have access to effective legal help. Michael began putting his beliefs in action by helping the people of St. Petersburg Florida get what they are owed in civil trials fighting to protect families by making corporations pay, and honor their obligations.

What Are The Types Of Compensation Available For Florida Accident Injury Victims?

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