12 Mar Pain and suffering in personal injury claims
Getting fair compensation after an accident is not easy and getting what you deserve since you have suffered pain and emotional suffering is even more complex.
Personal Injury Damages
In a personal injury claim, ‘damages’ refers to any losses to you due to the crash. This may include medical bills, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, lost wages, and even the cost of replacing or repairing the damaged property.
The cost may also include the negative emotional and physical consequences of the crash on your life. This is referred to as pain and suffering damages.
Pain and suffering may include the mental pain as well as the physical pain, and the damages include –
- physical pain from the injuries
- inability to do the things you enjoy
- panic attacks
- loss of enjoyment or happiness in life
- loss of comfort or companionship
- other struggles due to the crash
How can I get Pain and Suffering Damages?
Your attorney can help you understand the true value of your damages. In order to do this, your lawyer may add your medical bills, the cost of future medical care, and the value of any damaged property. They will also assess your pain and suffering and assign a compensation to them.
Calculating the monetary value of your pain and suffering is not easy. It is best to consult an attorney who is experienced in handling personal injury cases successfully.