Can I Recover Lost Wages In A Florida Personal Injury Claim?

When you are injured in an accident, you suffer a variety of different types of damages. Non-economic damages include loss of enjoyment of life, physical pain, permanent disability, scarring, mental anguish, and emotional suffering. Economic damages include your medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, transportation costs, and other out-of-pocket expenses related to your injury and your recovery. The non-economic damages are impossible to fully compensate because a monetary award can never undo the pain and suffering you experience because of a personal injury.

However, you are entitled to recover full compensation for your economic losses in a personal injury claim. The insurance company for the other person understands you are probably suffering a financial crisis if you are out of work due to your injury. The insurance adjuster may try to offer a low settlement figure to entice you to accept the offer so you can receive money right now. Do not fall for this tactic — discuss your claim with an experienced Boca Raton personal injury attorney before you agree to any settlement. You are entitled to be fully compensated for your lost wages and other economic damages. […]

Do I Have A Deadline For Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit In Florida?


Do I Have A Deadline For Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit In Florida?

Being injured in an accident of any type can be very traumatic. Your physical pain is only one element. You also suffer emotional and financial injuries due to the accident and the physical injuries. Depending on the type and severity of your injury, you could incur substantial medical bills. You could also require ongoing medical care and/or personal care for years or for the remainder of your life. Who pays for this? You may be out of work for weeks or months while you recover? Who pays for this?

When you have been severely injured in a personal injury accident (i.e. motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, product liability, etc.), the insurance company for the party at fault pays for your damages. However, insurance companies do not like to pay huge settlement claims because it decreases their profits. Insurance companies try to limit the amount of compensation they must pay to accident victims. When insurance companies fail to treat an accident victim in a fair and just manner, the person may need to file a personal injury lawsuit. […]