Each year, thousands of adults and children in Florida suffer from head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries or TBI.
Types of Compensation in a Brain Injury Claim in Florida
You have legal rights if you suffered a traumatic brain injury in Florida due to someone else’s negligence or actions. You may be eligible to bring a claim against the negligent party for your injury, seeking compensation for economic and non-economic damages suffered.
Economic damages can easily have a dollar value assigned to them. These include:
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
Non-economic damages are more subjective and may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
There are no caps on these damages in Florida. As such, if your injuries occurred because of the particularly egregious actions of another, you may be able to pursue punitive damages as well. Punitive damages seek to “punish” the responsible party for their negligence. These damages are capped at $500,000 or three times the amount of economic and noneconomic damages combined, whichever is greater.