What types of compensation can personal injury victims receive in Florida?

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If you are ever in a serious collision or get hurt because of another person’s actions, then you should know that you may have the right to file a personal injury claim. A personal injury claim provides an opportunity to seek several kinds of compensation for what you and your family have been put through.

A judge and jury may come up with an award amount for you if you go to court, or you can attempt to settle with the other party’s insurance carrier. There are a few kinds of compensation that you may want to seek.

What kinds of compensation can you seek when you live in Florida?

Victims who file a personal injury claim may be able to seek:

  • Compensation for medical expenses
  • Compensation for their lost income
  • Coverage for physical or occupational therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Property repair expenses
  • Household expenses

The kind of compensation you seek will depend on the specifics of your case. For example, if you have significant medical bills, need ongoing therapy and have mental anguish, you’d want to claim for all of those. Many people don’t realize how many types of compensation there are or that they can claim for more than just their expenses.

After a personal injury, you have the right to pursue as much compensation as you can to make yourself whole. That may mean covering the losses from your job if you can no longer work, replacing your spouse’s income if they now stay at home to take care of you, getting compensated for the mental stress of a serious injury or even covering the household expenses that come with living with a new disability or severe injury.


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