How much money should i ask for in restitution

I was robbed and beaten and i missed about 400
dollars worth of hours at my job and the
hospital bills totaled to 4000 dollars how much
money in restitution should i ask for

Asked on November 21, 2018 under Personal Injury, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

You can only at most ask for the provable losses directly and logically resulting from the attack and robbery: the out-of-pocket (not paid by insurance or Medicaid/Care) medical bills; the money actually stolen from; *possibly* (though you may not get it; the law tends not to treat time/wages lost from jobs as always being an inevitable or direct consequence of an attack like this) the wages you can *prove* you would have earned during any time you missed from work because of the assault. You may not get all of this, but it's still all you can ask for--the direct economic losses. Restitution does not include punitive damages to punish the attacker, or compensation for pain, suffering, or emotional trauma.

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