As A DUI Victim, Should I Expect The Same Compensation As Other Personal Injury Victims Or More?
All accident claims involving personal injury matters have different rates of compensation. Your claim will be different than someone else’s claim because it will be based on the extent of your injuries, whether or not you will be able to return back to work, and how much income you have lost or will lose in the future as a result of your injuries. For example, you may have suffered a disabling injury that causes you to never be able to work again. If that is the case, you will need compensation for your medical bills, ongoing medical care, lost wages, future lost income, pain and suffering and much more.
While every case is different, people with minor injuries will receive less compensation than those with permanent injuries. However, the difference in your claim as a Florida DUI victim, is that you may be entitled to punitive damages. If you are entitled to these damages, it is unlikely the insurance adjuster will let you know about this information. The insurance adjuster’s job is to save the company as much money as possible, even if it is at your expense. This is why you should always speak with a lawyer after any accident in which you suffered injuries.
As an accident attorney, David Benenfeld will try to get you as much compensation as you are eligible to receive. Contact us today.