If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident while traveling in Florida, you may be entitled to multiple forms of compensation. The exact structure of a financial settlement or jury award will depend on the circumstances of your case such as whether or not another person was responsible for your injuries or property damage.
Compensation may be available for actual damages
Actual damages are those that you can objectively quantify. For instance, if your car was damaged in the accident, you would likely get an invoice for the estimated or actual cost of repairs. Medical bills that you already incurred related to the crash would likely be another example of an expense that you could verify in court. Lost wages might also be an example of an actual financial loss if you had to miss work as a result of the defendant’s actions.
Future expenses may also be reimbursed
Any future medical expenses that you reasonably expect to incur after a motor vehicle accident may be part of a financial settlement. The same may be true of any lost future earnings caused because of mental or physical injuries caused in a wreck. For instance, if you experience frequent headaches in the aftermath of a crash, it may make it impossible to go back to work or go back to work in your chosen field.
Other expenses may be covered
You may be entitled to the cost of working with a therapist to help you overcome your fear of cars, nightmares about the crash or other mental distress you may experience. If you need to refurbish your home or car to make it easier to use after a wreck, you may be entitled to the cost of completing those tasks.