Pain and suffering can make your everyday life much less enjoyable, affecting your hobbies, relationships, ability to work, and more. If you are experiencing any pain or suffering due to preventable circumstances, you could be eligible for financial compensation.
A legal team in Florida specializing in pain and suffering injury lawsuits can help you learn more.
What Is a Pain and Suffering Claim?
Pain and suffering lawsuits describe the pursuit of compensation for physical pain, emotional trauma, or both that a victim faces following an accident, injury, illness, or another preventable event.
Examples of Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering can come in many different forms and could be emotional, physical, financial, or a combination of all these. Examples of pain and suffering that could warrant legal action include:
- A decrease in your quality of life following an accident
- Physical injuries
- Emotional suffering possibly caused by your traumatic event
- Lost income caused by a damaged vehicle, physical disabilities, and more
- Financial loss, such as damage to your car or a loss of personal property
- Your dependents suffering because you are not physically or emotionally well
- Much more
If you endured any pain and suffering, you could file a personal injury lawsuit in the state of Florida. But it is important that you prove you are suffering legally if you want to win your case.
Proving Pain and Suffering
Proving pain and suffering can be challenging. If there was intent, then a case could be straightforward. Anyone intentionally trying to harm you should legally be liable for the resulting suffering. In other cases, your pain and suffering could have been caused by an unintentional accident or injury. In these cases, proving liability could be more difficult.
One common way third parties can cause accidents or injuries is through various forms of negligence. Negligence refers to the failure of another party to act or respond in a reasonable or safe manner. A doctor failing to give proper care, a driver not paying attention to the road, or an employer failing to keep safe working conditions are all examples of negligence.
If you think negligence played a role in your bodily or emotional harm, you could have a case. One thing you could do, as a victim, is keep a good record of documentation related to your accidents and injuries. This could help you down the road if you choose to take legal action.
Examples of Pain and Suffering Cases
Personal injury cases in Florida that cause pain and suffering can happen in many ways. If any of the following caused your accident, for example, you could have a case:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Injuries or illnesses at work
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall accidents
- Accidents involving consumer goods, possibly due to manufacturing errors
- Wrongful death cases
- Accidents on businesses or third-party properties
- Sports injuries
- Much more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that nearly 25 million doctor office visits in the United States occur each year due to unintentional injuries, and nearly 100 million trips to the emergency room are caused by accidents annually. If you were among the victims of preventable accidents, remember you have legal options.
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Hiring a Lawyer
If you are considering hiring a lawyer to help you file a claim, it could be a wise decision. There are many ways a lawyer could be helpful. These include:
- Assist with filling out, filing, and processing the paperwork necessary to file your claim. This can save you time and stress and allow you to focus on your recovery.
- Give you comfort knowing professionals are on your side
- Help remind you of any upcoming legal deadlines
- Allow you to understand the kinds of compensation you could qualify for, allowing you to plan for life ahead
- As questions inevitably arise, lawyers can help explain each step of the legal process.
- Act as your support system
- Much more
If you are thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit against those responsible for your pain and suffering, you do not have forever to act. The statute of limitations gives victims like you a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. A lawyer can help you determine exactly how much longer you have to initiate your case.
Contact Us Today
If you think you have a case and are interested in discussing your situation with a Florida pain and suffering personal injury lawyer, our team is available to help. Contact GED Lawyers to learn more about your options as a victim.
A team member can listen to the details of your case and determine your best course of action. You do not have to face the legal process alone and shouldn’t. One of our attorneys can take on your case while you focus on your health and wellbeing.