An injury caused by the negligence of another can affect more than just your body; it can also take away the joy and satisfaction you’re accustomed to experiencing in your daily life. This is unacceptable, but you may have legal recourse available. In the context of a personal injury claim, one type of non-monetary damage you can sue for is a loss of enjoyment of life. If you believe you are a victim of another party’s negligence and have experienced a diminished quality of life as a result, you must continue reading and reach out to a seasoned Jacksonville personal injury lawyer from Ansbacher Law to learn more about how our legal team can help guide you through the process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What exactly is a loss of enjoyment of life?
Often, an injury can extend far beyond the initial healing process. For example, if you are an avid reader and can no longer page through your favorite magazine or newspaper because of a traumatic brain injury, you may be able to sue for a loss of enjoyment of life. Similarly, if you’re a dedicated bowler, but you’ve sustained a permanent arm injury and can no longer roll the ball down the lane, you may also sue for a loss of enjoyment of life. Ultimately, if an injury prevents you from taking part in any facet of life that you used to enjoy, you likely will qualify for compensation for a loss of enjoyment of life. Ansbacher Law is dedicated to helping accident victims get the compensation they need to get their lives back on track again, and we are here to fight for you, every step of the way.
What other damages may I recover in a personal injury claim?
As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof, meaning we can prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence, you should receive compensation for the following:
- The cost of your medical bills
- Pain and suffering endured as a result of your accident
- The cost of past and future missed wages
- Emotional trauma endured as a result of your accident
How long do I have to sue?
In the state of Florida, accident victims are required, under the law, to file their personal injury claims within two years of the date of their injury. Waiting longer than this will likely result in you being barred from suing. Contact Ansbacher Law today so we can get started working on your claim.