How Is Pain and Suffering Calculated in a Car Accident in Florida?

Many factors contribute to pain and suffering calculations after a Florida car accident. These factors include:

  • The victim’s age at the time of the claim
  • How the victim’s health was before the accident, including any pre-existing conditions
  • Depression
  • Injury consequences and impact on the victim’s life long-term

There is no perfect formula for calculating pain and suffering compensation. But proving various things in your case will help you obtain a verdict that helps compensate you after an accident.

How Comparative Negligence Impacts Pain and Suffering 

In Florida more than one motorists involved in an accident could be found at fault in the accident.

So even if you prove the severity of your injuries and their long-term impact, you might not receive the full compensation you’re seeking. If you’re found to be partially at fault for the accident, the amount of your verdict will be reduced by the percent that you are determined to have contributed to the accident.

For example, if a verdict is returned awarding you $100,000 and you are found to be 25 percent at fault for the accident, your verdict would be reduced by $25,000.

How to Prove Pain and Suffering in a Florida Car Accident Case

Proving pain and suffering is not the same as proving medical bills or missed work. 

Pain and suffering requires additional evidence. Your attorney might bring in psychological evaluations, testimony from expert witnesses, or testimony from before and after witnesses in your life to show the impacts your injuries have had and will have on your life.

When seeking damages for pain and suffering, it’s helpful to have a skilled attorney working on your case who understands how to show your pain and suffering.

Goldman & Daszkal will fight for fair compensation for your injuries. We’ll work with you and your doctors to determine the long-term impacts of your injuries to get you the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation now to discuss your case.