When someone has suffered personal injuries resulting from the negligence of others, the amount of compensation is largely determined by the nature and extent of the injuries. Most accidents yield only minor bumps and bruises, but severe accidents can have catastrophic consequences for the victim and their loved ones. Whatever the extent of the injuries, the actual amount of pain or physical discomfort that the injured party experiences is the most compelling factor in determining damages to be awarded.
It’s important to note that injuries affect everyone differently, and the same type of injury that can result in minor surgery and prompt recovery in one individual can cause permanent disabilities in another. When severe injuries are incurred, the medical costs will be exponentially higher, and more lost income is to be expected due to time missed from work along with quality of life. Therefore, more economic damages would be awarded.
Serious injuries are typically defined by various criteria, including the type of injury, need for and length of hospitalization, inability to resume employment and common daily activities, and length of recovery and rehabilitation. The mental and emotional consequences of a physical injury are also taken into strong consideration when determining the amount of pain and suffering resulting from an injury.
If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury in Florida and are not sure about all the legal options at your disposal, contact the experienced Personal Injury Attorneys at Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A., at 1-800-TellRobert, toll-free. We have over three decades of experience in personal injury cases, and we will evaluate your options free of charge and advise you of the necessary steps to protect and secure your legal rights. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.