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What Types of Compensation Are Available in a Florida Personal Injury Case?

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Jul 07, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leesburg Florida personal injury lawyer explains the types of compensation available to an injured person in a Florida personal injury case?

In most personal injury cases, the type of damages available to the injury victim is called compensatory damages. The purpose of “compensatory damages” is to compensate the injured person for their losses. The law knows that it cannot turn back the clock so money for the losses is the next best thing.

Let's take a look at Florida Civil Jury Instruction 501.2, which is what a Florida jury will use to determine the injured person's damages. 

  • Injury, pain, disability, disfigurement, loss of capacity for enjoyment of life
  • Past and Future Medical expenses
  • Lost earnings, lost time, lost earning capacity

If the injuries are related to a motor vehicle accident, the jury will have to determine if the injured person either sustained a (1) permanent injury; or (2) significant scarring; or (3) significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function before it can award pain and suffering damages.  

Compensatory damages are used to compensate the injured person for their losses they are not used to punish – punishment is the purposes of punitive damages.

Florida personal injury can be complex, if you have any questions about the types of compensation available after an accident, you can give me a call on my cell phone at (352) 267-9168 or fill out the internet consultation form on the right hand side of the screen.

Guy S. DiMartino, DC, JD, PA
918 W. Main Street
Leesburg,
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Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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