Orlando Compensation Attorneys
Before most people file a personal injury lawsuit, they want to know how much their claim is worth. Knowing the value of a claim is often a deciding factor for determining whether or not the claim is really worth pursuing. While knowing the value of your claim is impossible without fully analyzing your case, our attorneys can provide you with an estimate when you contact us for your free consultation. The following considers some common types of damages in Florida personal injury claims and how each damage type is calculated–
One type of compensation that you will almost surely be able to recover in a personal injury lawsuit is compensation for your medical expenses. You may seek compensation for the full value of all medical expenses related to your injury, both present and future. This includes compensation for physical therapy, hospital stays, medication, and the like. These are calculated based on the precise value of medical bills.
If you were unable to work following your accident, and perhaps are still unable to return to your job, you may seek compensation for the value of your lost wages. Like medical expenses, this damage type is calculated based on the actual amount of money you have lost or are expected to lose. For example, if you earn a salary of $300 per day and are unable to work for 200 days, you would be entitled to $60,000 in lost wages and income.
Pain and Suffering
You may be able to recover compensation for the value of your pain and suffering. These damages are not quantifiable, and therefore are more difficult to determine and to know exactly how much you may be able to recover in a lawsuit. The value of your pain and suffering may be based on a number of things, such as your doctor’s opinion of your pain and suffering, the extent of your disability and injury, for how long impairment is expected to last, and your limitations. In some cases, a daily rate may be applied to pain and suffering, which is then multiplied by the number of days that a plaintiff is expected to experience pain and suffering. In other cases, the amount of medical expenses that a person has incurred may be multiplied by a number between one and five (the more significant the pain and suffering, the higher the number) to determine damages. For example, if a plaintiff incurred medical bills of $100,000 and is given a multiplier of three based on the extent of their injury, then they would be entitled to $300,000 in damages.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
Knowing how much your case is worth can be very difficult, which is why you should contact our experienced personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Moses & Rooth for the opinion of a knowledgeable professional. A consultation with our team is free, confidential, and we are available to meet at times that work for you.