Are punitive damages available in a Florida auto accident case?
Yes, there are. Many cases are settled prior to a lawsuit ever being filed. The attorney that represents you will generally compile your medical bills and your medical records along with a police report, property damage photos, and any other evidence that demonstrated your claim and can begin negotiating with an insurance company. If that insurance company makes a satisfactory settlement offer, the case can be settled, and a lawsuit need not be filed. This happens quite often.