If the driver who hits you in Florida was drinking, that opens up a whole different set of recovery for you. In an ordinary accident, if somebody was just careless and they harmed you, well that person very likely would be responsible to pay your medical bills, to pay your lost wages, both in the past and the future. But if somebody was drinking to the extent their normal faculties were impaired and they harm you, then you are eligible potentially for what are known as punitive damages. In other words, they have to pay money that is designed not just to cover your bills, but to punish them for drinking and driving.