What constitutes pain and suffering in a Florida auto accident case?
Pain and suffering is what’s referred to in Florida as non-economic damages. In Florida you’re allowed to recover for economic damages, which is your medical bills and loss wages. In addition to that, non-economic damages is something that you can awarded by a jury in Florida in auto accident cases if you’re found to have a permanent injury.
Having a permanent injury triggers your entitlement to non-economic damages. They can include pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, these types of intangible damages that can be quantified and put forward if you do go to a jury trial.