According to Florida statutory law as of the date of this article, someone who was injured in a car accident by the negligence of another must prove that the scarring and disfigurement were both permanent and significant in order to recover damages:
“(2) In any action of tort brought against the owner, registrant, operator, or occupant of a motor vehicle with respect to which security has been provided as required by ss. 627.730-627.7405, or against any person or organization legally responsible for her or his acts or omissions, a plaintiff may recover damages in tort for pain, suffering, mental anguish, and inconvenience because of bodily injury, sickness, or disease arising out of the ownership, maintenance, operation, or use of such motor vehicle only in the event that the injury or disease consists in whole or in part of:(a) Significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function.(b) Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability, other than scarring or disfigurement.(c) Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement.(d) Death.”
See: Florida Statute 627.737(2)(b)
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