Personal Injury Law
You have a Right to Safety
Accidents happen. But sometimes the results of those accidents can cause undue hardship on the victim. In these cases, it is essential to partner with the experienced lawyers at De Pury Law, who will fight for your rights. When you are injured, you may be entitled to compensation to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. Let the lawyers at De Pury Law help you get what you deserve.
Categories of Personal Injuries
- Motor Vehicle
- Slip and Fall / Premises Liability
- Wrongful Death
- Dog or Animal Bites
- Incidents from Security Neglect
- Work Accidents
Following an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The Personal Injury lawyers at De Pury Law can help you navigate this difficult time and get you the best settlement for your case. With Personal Injury cases there a both economic and non-economic compensation that might apply to your case. Our attorneys will walk you through the process and explain your rights.
Past and Future Medical Bills Compensation
Medical care can be your greatest expense following an accident, with charges for medical tests, treatment, medication, hospital stays, and outpatient care. Additionally, serious or permanent injuries may require ongoing care. All of this can be expensive, costing the victim thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills.
At De Pury Law we fight to ensure that the damages assessed against the defendant will cover your current and future medical bills.
Compensation for Lost Wages
An injury can cost you more than just medical expenses, in some cases it will cause you to miss time at work or be unable to work at all. Unfortunately, your household expenses do not stop coming because of an injury. For this reason, you may be entitled to compensation for the wages that you missed because of your injury. It is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible to discuss the possibility of lost wages and your rights under Florida law.
Pain and Suffering Compensation
Compensation for pain and suffering is determined based on the severity of the suffering you have endured because of the accident. This type of compensation can exceed a million dollars in a jury trial but requires the plaintiff to provide as much evidence as possible to prove negligence on behalf of the defendant. The two main factors in deciding the value of your pain and suffering are your medical treatment and the type of injury you have endured.
Emotional Distress Compensation
Personal injuries do not just affect the body, in some cases they can also cause emotional distress and mental health difficulties. Depending on the nature of the accident a victim could suffer from anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Compensation can be awarded for these difficulties if the plaintiff can prove they are related to the accident. Comprehensive and accurate records from your therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist with a diagnosis of a specific psychiatric condition are typically necessary as proof of emotional distress.
Wrongful Death Damages
The death of a loved one can be emotionally challenging for anyone. The family is left without the love, support, and income of the deceased family member. In Florida you can also file a suit for Loss of Consortium, which is commonly referred to as loss of companionship. This occurs when a loved one is injured to an extent that you cannot carry on a complete relationship with them.
The compensation awarded in both a Wrongful Death case and a Loss of Consortium can help to ease the financial burdens associates with the loss of the loved one.
The previous categories of compensation sere to make the injured party whole again, by easing the financial burden incurred because of the accident. Punitive damages differ in that they serve to punish the defendant for the egregious action that caused the accident. The intent of this punishment is to deter future defendants from displaying the same unsafe behaviors and to hold the defendant accountable for their egregious actions. For the court to award Punitive Damages the actions of the defendant must have been either intentional or the result of wanton and willful misconduct.