The circumstances surrounding your car accident in Tampa will determine what you are entitled to. The facts of each case and the extent of injuries suffered by drivers will determine how much compensation they receive.
What Types of Economic Damages Can Be Remedied for Car Accidents
Florida drivers have the right to claim economic damages after a collision. Florida uses the term “special damages” to describe economic losses. The direct monetary loss you suffer from a car accident can be called economic damages.
Many drivers are concerned about healthcare expenses after an accident. You could be responsible for the following expenses after a motor vehicle collision:
- Medical emergency care
- Other procedures and surgeries
- Stay in hospital
- Medication and physical therapy
The cost of medical care is often high in the state. This can lead to very high healthcare costs, even if you have insurance.
Property Damage Expenses
Your vehicle can be damaged by motor vehicle collisions. The damage may require you to pay for repairs. Your car may also be damaged in other collisions, such as a head-on, rear-end or side-impact.
Earning Potential or Lost Wages
Many car accident victims need to be absent from work for a while to heal. In some cases, you may be permanently disabled and unable to return to work. You could be eligible for compensation for the loss of earning potential.
What Are the Non-Economic Damages?
Non-economic damages can also be awarded to drivers following a Tampa car accident. Non-economic damages don’t have a dollar value. They provide you with compensation for things such as your:
- The two most painful things in life are suffering and pain
- Anguish mental (including fear and depression)
If you are disfigured or disabled as a result of the accident, you may also be eligible for non-economic damages. An attorney who specializes in car accidents can help you to understand your case. We examine how the collision affected you and your well-being.
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is a St Petersburg car accident attorney. She focuses on personal injury, car accidents, and bicyclist injuries. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations, or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your situation.
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