48-Year-Old Man Killed In Lake County Accident According To FHP

48-Year-Old Man Killed in Lake County Accident According to FHP

A 48-year-old man was killed in a car accident Sunday in Lake County, according to Florida Highway Patrol. According to authorities, the crash happened on County Road 437 and Oak Tree Drive. A driver was heading southbound on County Road 437 and witnesses told authorities the driver veered into the other lane and hit another car. The driver of the car that got hit was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to authorities. The crash is still under investigation. 

Compensation For Your Injuries 

Under Florida law, the goal in a personal injury lawsuit is to make the injured party whole and restore that party to the position he or she was in before the accident took place. The law recognizes several forms of damages recoverable by victims of personal injuries. These remedies include loss of income, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering damages, loss of consortium, compensation for future medical expenses that the victim will endure, and damages for any permanent disability or disfigurement suffered by the victim as a result of an accident. Remember that the law favors compensation for the injured party so long as the award is reasonable under the circumstances and is not deemed excessive. 

Loss of Income and Loss of Earning Capacity

For accident victims who have suffered injuries that require time away from work, the law will award damages for the loss of income. The law will also award damages for the loss of income resulting from injuries that render an individual incapable of working the same job. Essentially, the law favors compensation for a person forced to work a lower-paying job as a repercussion of personal injuries. The law will also award damages for the loss of future earning capacity. As a result, someone forced to accept a lower-paying job after sustaining personal injuries may recover any reasonably calculated loss of future income that results from working that lower-paying job. 

Pain and Suffering Damages 

Pain and suffering damages are calculated based on the impact that personal injuries have had on an individual’s daily life. These damages are defined as physical discomfort or emotional distress. Personal injury victims are entitled to recover damages for past and present suffering as well as any possible future suffering. Pain and suffering damages are not based on a monetary loss, which sometimes makes this type of compensation difficult to calculate. For example, an injury victim may be compensated for the embarrassment that may result after sustaining a serious physical injury following a car accident. A personal injury attorney has the duty to specifically prove how such an injury has negatively affected his or her client’s life at the present and in the future. Although monetary awards may not cure a person’s physical disability or injury, it can help an individual transition back to their former life to some extent. 

Personal injury claims lawsuits are new for most and as a result, it is common to make mistakes that can hurt your chances of obtaining recovery for damages. For that reason, you need to be keenly aware of the mistakes that can harm your legal claim. An experienced attorney can help you avoid common mistakes injured claimants make when dealing with an insurance company or the party responsible for the injury.Insurance companies are counting on you not to get informed on your case and hire a personal injury lawyer. Don’t let yourself get taken advantage of. Suarez & Montero has been assisting injured clients in South Florida for over 19 years against insurance companies. We appreciate the extensive impact an injury can have on one’s life or on their family and overall health. That is why our firm focuses on protecting the rights of injured victims. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident, contact us today for a free consultation. 

We serve clients throughout Florida including those in the following areas: 

Miami-Dade: Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Fontainebleau, Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, and Westchester.

Broward: Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Weston; and Palm Beach County including Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach. 

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