It’s no easy task to calculate the damages a person can get after they suffer an injury. Many different factors have to be taken into consideration and the opinions of the insurance adjusters and other authorities have to be factored in as well after the initial calculation.
Before a person can go forward with calculating their personal injury settlement, they will have to determine how much fault is attributed to them and how much fault belongs to the other party. After an injury, a person should focus on healing and taking care of their physical and mental health and they should leave the financial and legal aspects of their case to the attorneys.
In Florida, comparative negligence is used to determine the percentage of fault for both parties and an attorney can help a person understand their legal situation so they know how much they will get at the end of their claim.
A person will likely be able to recover:
- General non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and distress
- Special economic damages such as the cost for their medical treatments and lost earnings
- Punitive damages to penalize the guilty individual for their grossly caused accident
The worse a person suffered, the more damages they will be able to claim. It is important to note that if a person suffered permanent injuries and their ability to work was impacted on a long-term basis, they may also be able to claim damages for loss of earning potential. Sometimes a person will have to drop their apprenticeship or career because of the loss of a limb or a traumatic brain injury, and in such cases, they may be entitled to a lot more compensation.
Should I use a personal injury calculator?
There are many different factors in a personal injury case so using a calculator in Florida would not be of much use. Anyone who wishes to know how much they are entitled to should speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible and let them know the details of one’s case.
Only an expert who understands the law and the unique situation of a person can piece together the whole scenario and let them know how much compensation they may be entitled to. If a person is harmed by another, they will likely have a lot of medical bills and similar losses they will have to pay. To avoid paying it from their pocket, a personal injury claim needs to be filed as soon as possible following the legal and insurance requirements.
Connect with a personal injury expert at Tucker Law today to start filing a personal injury claim.
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200 SE 6th Street, Suite 405
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301