In 2021, there were over 400,000 car accidents in Florida. That means that every single day, there are about 1,100 accidents that occur.

If you had the unfortunate event of being in a car accident, you may have a lot of questions about what comes next.

If you are injured, you are most likely going to want to go through with fighting for a car accident settlement. In this case, you will most likely want to choose a pain and suffering car accident claim for your case.

But what does this mean and how does it work? Keep reading to learn more about these types of claims.

When Can Floridians Be Compensated for Car Accident Injuries?

Not every car accident is going to lead to compensation. However, if you want a fighting chance for compensation, you have to file a claim with your insurer if you are in a car accident. It doesn't matter who is at fault for the crash - you still have to file.

To receive compensation, Floridians have to meet the state's requirements. You have to have one or more of the following that applies to you:

  • Loss of the ability to perform necessary bodily functions
  • Permanent injury
  • Irreversible scarring or disfigurement
  • Death

If one or more of those are met, compensation may be in the future.

Types of Pain and Suffering Car Accident Claims

So what are the different types of pain and suffering claims? There are three damages that Florida uses to compensate a victim.

Physical Suffering

Physical suffering is compensation for the pain that a victim has to go through. This could be for the physical trauma of the actual event, pain in the recovery process, and any pain that will potentially come in the future.

Mental Anguish

After dealing with a car accident, especially a bad one, you may suffer from mental anguish. This could be due to physical trauma, the stress of paying bills for your car and medical needs, the frustration and anger of dealing with new problems, anxiety, PTSD, and more.

Dealing with these types of psychological effects is cause for compensation after a car accident.

Other Non-Economic Damages/Loss

There are many other factors that can lead to compensation after a car accident. For instance, the loss of a family member can lead to compensation because it is considered a non-economic loss.

Disability, loss of fertility due to the accident, and loss of enjoyment because of new restrictions are all examples of non-economic damages.

Car Accident Claims

Getting in a car accident is never fun, but having other issues come from it makes it even worse. If that is the case, getting compensation through a pain and suffering car accident claim can be highly beneficial for you.

If you find yourself in this situation and are in the Fort Lauderdale area, we can help you at the VG Law Group, LLP. Reach out to us today so we can help you with a free case review!

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