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Economic and noneconomic damages are important for victims

Personal injuries are a big deal to most people. While a simple broken bone in your wrist might not be life-changing, problems like a fractured skull are much more serious. Regardless of the situation, if you have an injury that affects your daily life, it's going to impact you.

When your injuries are caused by others, you can sue or file a claim against them. There is a statute of limitations in Florida that limits how long you can take to file a claim. In Florida, that limitation is four years, as of Jan. 14, 2019.

What can you do if you're hurt in a crash or other kind of accident?

It would be wise to go to the hospital and begin collecting information about your injuries. You will want to keep all medical documents and receipts that include fees or expenses that resulted from the injury. Things like travel expenses to and from the hospital, lost wages, medical bills and rehabilitation costs should all be saved and charged to the person responsible for the crash through an insurance claim.

Does Florida limit how much you can receive in noneconomic damages?

Yes, while the person may be responsible for all your medical bills and fees, lost wages and other economic impacts, noneconomic costs, like pain and suffering, are limited to $500,000. However, there is not a limit on punitive damages, so it's a good idea to talk to your attorney about how much you could be able to receive if you file a claim against the at-fault driver in your case.

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