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In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge:

Q: What is the legal definition of a permanent injury in Florida?

A: Florida law in car accident cases, and slip and fall cases does not actually give a legal definition to permanent injury. In Florida, car accident cases, in order to recover money for pain and suffering, a person must sustain at least one permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability as a prerequisite to recovering money for his or her pain and suffering. However, Florida law leaves it up to the physicians and the doctors to define what a permanent injury is. Sometimes will be conflicting testimony from the insurance companies’ doctors and your doctors as to whether some condition constitutes a permanent injury. That is a conflict in the evidence which the jury will decide what to believe, whether or not a condition is a permanent injury, but there is no legal definition of permanent injury in Florida car accident cases, or in Florida slip and fall cases. It’s a medical definition.



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