Wellington Personal Injury
When it comes to managing finances, you can plan for going to college, getting married, and retiring from your profession, but no one ever plans on getting hurt in some kind of accident. Unfortunately, treating catastrophic injuries and then living with their ramifications can cost as much—or more—than some of life’s greatest expenses.
If you were hurt in a preventable accident, you should not have to pay the resultant expenses out of your own pocket. By filing a claim against the parties who were liable for the incident, you may be able to recover compensation for everything from healthcare expenses and lost income to scarring and emotional distress.
To start building your case, contact the Wellington personal injury attorneys at Donaldson & Weston. Our knowledgeable and experienced legal team will help you determine the most strategic way to proceed and then guide you expertly through the claims process from start to finish.
Along the way, we will prevent you from making critical mistakes that might compromise your case, and we will make sure the insurance adjuster doesn’t intimidate you into accepting anything less than what you deserve. Call 561-299-3999 to schedule a free consultation.Damages Recoverable in Florida Personal Injury Claims
In the state of Florida, there are two kinds of damages that may be awarded to an accident victim who files a successful personal injury claim. “Compensatory damages” are designed to reimburse or compensate claimants for costs and intangible losses incurred as a result of the incident, while “punitive damages” punish the offender for intentionally inflicting harm or committing gross negligence.
Compensatory damages include both direct and indirect expenses associated with treating your injuries, as well as other economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include objectively quantifiable costs like medical bills, lost income, loss of earning capacity, and vehicle repairs.
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are intangible. They can be harder to calculate, but the accident lawyers at Donaldson & Weston will ensure your claim includes all damages you are owed. Examples of non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of enjoyment of life;
- Disfigurement or physical impairment;
- Emotional distress; and
- Loss of consortium.
Since punitive damages are designed to punish the defendant, they do not actually compensate the plaintiff for any particular expenses; however, a judge can order a negligent party to cover additional expenses related to the case, such as court costs and attorney fees, as a punitive measure.Call 561-299-3999 to Discuss Your Case with a Wellington Personal Injury Attorney Today!
If you sustained serious injuries in a motor-vehicle collision, slip and fall incident, or workplace accident, turn to Donaldson & Weston. Our legal team will handle the most complicated and tedious aspects of your claim so you can focus on taking care of your family. Call 561-299-3999 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free case evaluation with a Wellington personal injury lawyer.