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How Do Personal Injury Lawsuits Work In Florida?

How Do Personal Injury Lawsuits Work In Florida?If you have been harmed or permanently disabled and it was caused by someone else, they may be legally responsible. You can then file a personal injury lawsuit against them. This means if the person is found responsible for your injury, their insurance company will provide compensation for your damages. This is usually resolved between your personal injury attorney and the person you are suing (defendant’s) insurance company. Your personal injury attorney will be able to determine to what amount of compensation you are entitled to.

What Is Considered A Personal Injury Lawsuit?

A personal injury lawsuit is when the injured party, also known as the plaintiff is seeking compensation (damages) from the person (defendant) for the injuries you suffered as a result of their negligence. What you are claiming is that your injuries are caused because the other person failed to take reasonable precautions to prevent you from being injured, which is termed “negligent”. Negligence includes the following:

● Injuries from auto accidents
● Workplace Injuries
● Slip and fall
● Product liability
● Dog attack or bite
● Assault, abuse or negligence injuries.

Compensation For Personal Injury Lawsuits

In a personal injury case, compensation asked from the person found to be legally responsible for your accident. In some cases, such as product liability or a truck/auto accident there may be more than one person or company cited as legally responsible. While most cases are settled during the negotiation phase, you should be prepared to go to court, which is why a good personal injury attorney is needed. So, you may be wondering, “what type of compensation I can ask for?” Here we have listed some damages you can be awarded if the other person or company is found negligent.

• Income: You could be entitled to compensation for your income. Not just the wages you lost as a result of the accident, but any money you would have earned in the future, if the accident had never happened. The legal term for this is called “loss of earning capacity”.

• Medical Treatment: Reimbursement for all medical treatment you have already received and compensation for the estimated cost of medical care and treatment you will require in the future as a result of the accident.

• Property loss: This would include any vehicles, clothing, household items or other items that were damaged due to the
accident. You are entitled compensation to repair or replace at fair market value.

• Pain And Suffering: This includes compensation for pain and discomfort in addition to any ongoing pain that resulted from
the accident.

• Emotional Distress: Compensation for the psychological or emotional damage that impacted the plaintiff because of the accident. Examples include: insomnia, nightmares, fear, anxiety. This is usually more common in serious injury cases.

• Loss Of Enjoyment: Due to the injuries from the accident you can no longer enjoy your hobbies, recreational activities, exercises, etc; in other words, “loss of enjoyment”.

• Loss Of Consortium: These are damages related to the impact your injuries have had on your relationship with your spouse both physically and emotionally. Often the court will award the compensation directly to your spouse.

If you have suffered harm or personal injury, and it was a direct result of someone else’s negligence, contact the Port Charlotte personal injury attorneys at All Injuries Law Firm. With offices throughout southwest Florida. Specializing in personal injury law, we have recovered significant compensation for our clients. Call us today at 1-941-625-HURT for a free consultation to see how we can help you receive the compensation you deserve. You should not have to pay when you were the innocent victim of someone else’s negligence.