There are more than 800 motor vehicle accidents every day in Florida. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that between 2012 and 2013, there was a 12.65 percent increase in the car crash rate, with more than 316,000 such accidents in 2013.
Of those incidents, more than 210,000 resulted in injury and more than 2,400 caused fatalities. When a person suffers or dies due to someone else’s negligence, the victim or survivors are entitled to file a lawsuit seeking compensation. There are several damages available, including the most common, compensatory damages. These take into account anything the victim lost as a result of the injury, such as the following:
- A loss of income
- The cost of medical treatment
- When necessary, the cost of a funeral
- Property damage to a vehicle, clothing or other items