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It’s never easy to cope with a serious injury or the loss of a loved one. Beyond the emotional trauma, victims of personal injury and wrongful death often face overwhelming debt due to medical bills and lost income. But if the accident was caused by another person’s negligence, you and your family may be able to recover compensation for your losses by filing a claim against the liable party.
The Florida personal injury attorneys at Donaldson & Weston can help you navigate the claims process from start to finish. We will evaluate your case in a free consultation and conduct an immediate investigation to identify all liable parties, gather evidence, interview witnesses, and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
We have won several multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for our valued clients. Call us today at 561-299-3999 for a free initial consultation.
Damages Recoverable in Florida Personal Injury Claims
In the state of Florida, personal injury claimants can pursue compensation for their economic and non-economic damages as well as exemplary damages. Economic damages are objectively verifiable losses such as healthcare expenses, lost income, and loss of future earning capacity. Non-economic damages are intangible losses such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium, physical impairment and disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment in life.
Exemplary damages, also called “punitive damages,” may be recoverable in cases when the defendant acted with intentional misconduct or gross negligence. Intentional misconduct means the defendant was aware that the conduct was wrongful and was likely to cause injury yet engaged in the conduct nonetheless. Gross negligence means the defendant acted with indifference or disregard for the rights, safety, or lives of others.
You should expect the insurance company or defendant to look for reasons to dispute the value of your damages. They might argue that your injuries are not as severe as you are claiming, that you had a preexisting condition, or that your own negligence caused your injuries to worsen.
The Florida personal injury lawyers at Donaldson & Weston will help you gather the evidence needed to prove your damages. We will also help you avoid costly mistakes that could lead to a dispute. For example, the insurance company might search your social media accounts for photos that can be used to dispute the seriousness of your injuries. We will advise you to disable or discontinue using those accounts until your claim has been settled. We can also arrange testimony from medical and financial expert witnesses.
What You Should do After an Accident
In the aftermath of an accident, there are certain steps to take that may be vital in ultimately asserting those rights. The injury lawyers at Donaldson & Weston can help individuals take legal action to seek the compensation that they need from those who have harmed them.