What Evidence of Injury is Necessary to Recover Damages in a Florida Auto Accident Case?
The key evidence in a Florida auto accident case is your medical records. That’s the most important piece of evidence in your case. For example, if you suffered a back injury in connection with an accident, then you might have an x-ray or an MRI, but you also need to show that your injuries are directly caused by the accident. For example, if you have an MRI, and all it shows is degenerative changes, which are injuries that were caused by the body just degenerating in general and not the result of a traumatic injury, then you might be able to recover for that type of degenerative injury.
However, if you can show that there was a herniation, and you can have a doctor give an opinion that they believe the herniation was directly caused by the accident, then that’s the type of evidence that you need to establish your injury and recover damages in an auto accident case.
My Physician Determined That My Injuries From My Florida Car Accident Are Permanent. How Can I Protect My Future?
If you have permanent injuries from a Florida car accident, then you have the right to bring a claim for not only your medical bills and lost wages, but also for pain and suffering, because you’re deemed to have satisfied what’s called a tort threshold. With a permanent injury, you are allowed to make a claim for mental anguish and other pain and suffering with respect to your physical injuries, and therefore you are allowed to make a claim for your past, present, and anticipated future medical bills and for your pain and suffering.
If you’d like to talk to someone immediately then I encourage you to give our office a call at (888) 321-8131.