Under Florida Law, there is no criteria that must be met in order to file a lawsuit for a personal injury you sustained. The only exception is when it comes to injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. Florida is a no-fault state, which means that drivers involved in an accident are compensated through their insurer regardless of who caused the collision. Anyone who drives in Florida is legally obligated to have no fault insurance coverage.
If you have been in a car accident that resulted in serious injury, you can recover the following economic damages from your insurance carrier:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
If you want to file a claim for mental and physical pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, you must first make sure that your injury meets one of the following 4 thresholds:
- Significant and permanent loss of one of your important bodily functions
- Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of probability
- Significant and permanent scarring and disfigurement
What Is Considered a Serious Injury?
Accident injuries that impede your ability to walk or make it difficult to lift or carry things for an extended period of time are considered serious injuries, as long as the injury in question meets the criteria we listed above. If your accident meets all of the necessary qualifiers, you can take legal action to pursue compensation for your injuries.
Get Help with Your Accident Injury Claim Today
Have you been seriously injured in a car accident? Do you need help obtaining financial compensation? If so, you should immediately speak to our team of accident attorneys about how to get started on your case. We can assess the details of your situation and determine a legal strategy that will protect your rights. Let us put our skills and experience to work for you.
Call (561) 922-0258, or contact our personal injury lawyers in West Palm Beach to set up a free consultation with our legal team.