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5 Types of Personal Injury Damages You Can Claim After a Florida Accident

July 9, 2021 | Category: Automobile Accidents, Personal Injury | Share

Florida is ranked as one of the most dangerous states in which to drive so it is important to be prepared for the possibility of being in an accident. Accidents can be devastating, and accident victims can incur damages which is the amount of money injuries will cost.

5 Types of Personal Injury Damages You Can Claim After a Florida AccidentPayment for damages is usually the responsibility of the person or entity deemed to have caused the accident. This can be the defendant and/or the defendant’s insurance company. A victim’s damages will be determined in either a settlement offer or a trial verdict. 

There are five types of personal injury damages a victim may receive. These include:

  1. Medical Expenses
  2. Pain and Suffering
  3. Lost Wages
  4. Property Damage
  5. Out-of-Pocket Expenses

Medical Expenses

There is a wide variety of damages to which a Florida vehicle accident victim may be entitled. These include doctor visit expenses, surgery costs, hospital treatment, physical therapy, home-care services, medical equipment, and other medical-related items. Any medical expense a victim may incur could be recoverable.

Pain and Suffering

Mental and physical pain following an accident may be compensated. This includes pain and suffering caused by the injury at the time of the accident and into the future. When a victim suffers difficulty in performing physical and mental activities he or she used to enjoy, the victim may seek compensation.

Lost Wages

Florida vehicle accident victims may not be able to return to work. A medical provider may provide a letter stating the accident victim is unable to return to work for a designated length of time or permanently. Accident victims may receive compensation for lost wages and benefits he or she would have received had the accident not occurred.   

Property Damage

Vehicles are damaged in collisions. A police report will show the damage done to the vehicle. Accident victims can find out how much it will cost to get the vehicle back into its original pre-accident condition. This expense may be recovered in a settlement or trial verdict.

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

Out-of-pocket expenses include items such as medical appointment transportation costs, vehicle towing, over-the-counter medical supplies and other expenses that would not have incurred had there not been an accident.

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Fort Myers Car Accident Lawyer Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys.  He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida.  For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to  Visit for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.


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