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How Much is Your Personal Injury Claim Worth?

Posted on November 20, 2015

If you have suffered a personal injury due to someone else’;s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses. You may be wondering if it’;s worth filing a personal injury claim to receive monetary support for your injuries.

It is reasonable to be hesitant about filing a claim. But, it may be in your best interest to determine the value of your potential claim before making any binding decisions that could impact your financial future.

There is no set amount of compensation that is available for victims of Florida car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, or pedestrian accidents. The value of your claim will depend on the cause and severity of your injuries.

For example, if you only required medical attention at the crash site and did not have to miss any work while healing, the value of your claim will be much less than someone who needed hospitalization and time away from work.

Here are a few of the different types of compensatory damages you can pursue with a personal injury claim:

  • Treatment for your injuries: If someone else’;s negligence contributed to your injuries, you should receive compensation for all the resulting medical bills, hospitalization, and rehabilitation costs.
  • Lost income: Many serious injuries not only prevent victims from working, but also affect their ability to earn wages in the future. Compensation should be available for current and future lost income as well as support if there is a loss of earning potential.
  • Property loss: Property that was damaged in the accident should be replaced including your vehicle, clothes, phone, or any other items that may have been broken.
  • Pain and suffering: It’;s often possible to pursue compensation for non-economic damages such as your mental anguish and physical pain. You can also pursue support for your emotional distress and loss of enjoyment.

If you have sustained a serious injury in an auto accident or a slip-and-fall accident, it may be in your best interest to discuss the potential value of your claim with a Florida personal injury attorney.

There are legal options available for victims of serious injuries and filing a claim may be your best opportunity to recover financially as you heal physically.

Contact Farah & Farah at (800) 533-3555 to discuss your situation.