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What Kind Of Damages Can You Recover In A Florida Personal Injury Case?

2013-05-07T07:30:26+00:00May 7th, 2013|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , |

According to the Florida Department of Health, more than 124,000 non-fatal injury hospitalizations were reported in 2011 in our state. Of those, almost 7,000 were reported in Orange County alone. If you have been in an accident, an Orlando personal injury lawyer may be able to assist you in obtaining damages for your injuries. In an Orlando personal injury case, you must prove that someone else acted negligently and thereby caused your injury. Since Florida utilizes a contributory negligence system, you may be able to obtain compensation even if you were partially at fault for the accident. In Florida, courts may award compensatory and punitive damages. Compensatory damages are designed to make you “whole again,” even though money may not be able to truly compensate you for your injuries and personal loss. Compensatory damages [...]