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What types of compensation may I seek following an Auto Accident
Steen J. Brown

Damages that may be considered include both Econimic Damages and Non-economic Damages. Economic Damages may include past lost income and future lost income reduced to present value; medical and funeral expenses; lost support and services; replacement value of lost personal property; loss of appraised fair market value of real property; costs of construction repairs, including labor, overhead, and profit; and any other economic loss that would not have occurred but for the injury giving rise to the cause of action. Non-Economic Damages may include Emotional distress; physical pain and suffering; loss of enjoyment of life; damage to relationships with family members or spouses; pain and suffering; loss of consortium; diminished quality of life; and permanent disabilities and impairments.

Answer Provided By Steen J. Brown / Orlando, FL Auto Accident Attorney

How is fault determined in a car accident in Florida?
Gail Cheatwood

If the auto accident case goes to trial, ultimately a Judge or a Jury will determine who is at fault. However, many auto accident cases never make it to trial because the two parties often reach a settlement prior to the trial beginning. In this situation, the first party to weigh in on who is at fault is typically the law enforcement officer that responds to the accident scene. The officer will evaluate the incident and make an accident report and including who they believe is at fault. In most situations, the party that is considered to be at fault at the scene by the Officer will be given a traffic citation. Attorneys and Insurance Carriers for both parties may review the accident report and conduct their own investigations to determine who is at fault. Each sides conclusions and any additional evidence or witness statements may be used in each side trying to prove the other party is at fault or to negotiate a settlement. If no settlement is reached, the trial will commence; and the Judge or Jury will then determine who is at fault.

Answer Provided By Gail Cheatwood / Lakeland, FL Personal Injury Attorney

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